Posted on April 17, 2017
Australian authorities are in the beginning stages of investigating a serious aviation incident on QANTAS QF29 service between Melbourne and Hong Kong on April 7, 2017.
Posted on March 12, 2017
Our team of lawyers have put together some points that you should take into consideration when deciding what to do with your Superannuation. Read more.
Posted on March 12, 2017
While it may seem fine to rush into starting a business straight away, there are a few things you need to consider when it comes to business partnerships. We've listed 4 important points you should consider.
Posted on January 30, 2017
Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance cover pays a lump sum to a person if they suffer from an illness and injury which prevents them from working. This insurance is often attached to death cover which is offered through a superannuation fund. Superannuation is compulsory in Australia and every person who works or has worked at some point in their life will be a member of a superannuation fund which their employer would have contributed to.
Posted on December 7, 2016
Car accidents can happen any time, any place, to anyone. Even the most skilled drivers have car accidents. If you have been recently involved in a car accident, make sure to contact an LHD legal representative as soon as possible.
Posted on September 22, 2016
LHD Lawyers are pleased to announce the opening of their new Perth office. The new office was officially opened on Wednesday 14th September 2016.
Posted on September 5, 2016
LHD Lawyers are pleased to announce their new Port Macquarie location, effective as of Friday, 2nd September, 2016.
Posted on August 14, 2016
Posted on August 4, 2016
Family members of all flight crew and passengers on board the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 could be involved in an Australian class action, even if they reside overseas, according to Federal Court documents.
Posted on July 22, 2015
On Friday LHD and I fired the first shot in the battle for dignity in the long conflict over the lost victims of MHA 17. A Summons was filed in the NSW Supreme Court asking for a clear and complete declaration of the damages which Australian Plaintiffs could recover for their lost loved ones. Malaysian Airlines and their representative have not been clear or complete.
Posted on July 21, 2015
Late on Friday, July 17, 2015 LHD lawyers filed the first action against Malaysia Airlines in the Supreme Court of New South Wales asking the Court to clarify and complete the law found in the Commercial Aviation Civil Liability Act or "CACL" as amended in 2008.
Posted on March 27, 2015
Katie Thomas from our Port Macquarie office for LHD Legal recently featured in Day 19 of the Women in Business Profiles. Read more about what makes Katie a standout in Port Macquarie and her best quote for women in business.
Posted on February 12, 2015
The picture is not getting any clearer with the recent accouncements by Malaysian Airlines regarding MH Flight 370 and the now apparently limited distribution of the MH Flight 17 settlement flow chart.
Posted on January 21, 2015
If you’ve lost a family member to an air disaster, you’ve known devastation and loss on an enormous scale. And you’re probably more than a little confounded by promises made by recalcitrant airlines, panicked insurers and case brokers who will say all manner of things because of the money involved.
Posted on August 22, 2014
Have you, or someone you know, been affected by the Malaysian Airlines MH 17 disaster when the plane was shot down over the eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014?
Posted on July 22, 2014
Have you, or has someone you know, been affected by the MH 17 Malaysian Airlines disaster when the plane was shot down over the Ukraine on 17 July 2014? LHD Lawyers working with their U.S. Aviation Attorney and Co-Associate, Jerry Skinner, are ready to provide legal assistance where required to the families of those lost on MH 17.
Posted on July 22, 2014
The Class Action claim being litigated by LHD Lawyers in respect to the QF32 incident which occurred on 4 November 2010, continues to progress in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Posted on May 14, 2014
On 29 April 2013, the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the workers compensation test case of Ronald Goudappel v ADCO Constructions. The Court found in favour of the injured worker in its first case that concerned how the new amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (‘the Act’) affected rights to lump sum claims for permanent impairment. This is a very significant decision, which has been long awaited by many workers adversely affected by the new amendments which took effect on 19 June 2012.
Posted on November 20, 2013
LHD Lawyers act for Sandy Lam the lead plaintiff in a NSW Supreme Court class-action damages claim. Rolls-Royce PLC is the defendant. Our client alleges that she suffered psychological injuries as a result of the QF32 incident which occurred on 4 November 2010. QF32 was a Qantas A380 aircraft operating from Changi Airport, Singapore to Sydney. The aircraft was equipped with Rolls Royce engines. Sandy Lam was one of the QF32 crew members.
Posted on July 11, 2013
The Workers Compensation Act was substantially amended in June 2012 with one of the major changes affecting weekly payments. Prior to the changes workers were entitled to claim weekly compensation as a result of injuries sustained at work. The payments were payable until retirement age provided:
Posted on July 4, 2013
Prior to the 2012 legislative changes you were able to claim for your reasonable and necessary medical expenses that relate to the injury for life. Those expenses included items such as doctors visits, scans, medicals and therapy. Under the changes, although those benefits are still available they are now limited in time after the injury. Essentially they can now be claimed for up to twelve months after the injury or up to twelve months after weekly payments cease.
Posted on May 14, 2013
The Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2012 was introduced and passed in Parliament in June 2012. The changes were introduced, according to the state government, to reduce the workcover deficit which was unsustainable.
Posted on April 12, 2013
The workers compensation changes have made substantial changes to your entitlements to claim lump sum compensation where you have sustained injury in the workplace. Prior to the changes you were able to claim two lump sums, one for the permanent impairment and one for pain and suffering. The first lump sum was able to be claimed regardless of the impairment percentage and if you were over a 10% whole person impairment threshold then you could claim the second lump sum for pain and suffering.
Posted on January 25, 2013
There are many occasions when injuries can occur at work for no reason and not due to anyone’s fault. It is just one of those things, and the Workers Compensation Act is there to provide some initial benefits to assist workers in those situations. The question however is when do you know when your employer should have done something to avoid the injury.
Posted on January 7, 2013
ecent amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) have severely disadvantaged NSW Workers. One such amendment is an injured worker’s right to claim compensation for injuries sustained whilst travelling to and from work.
Posted on November 8, 2012
LHD Lawyers, the Compensation Specialists, are pleased to announce the recent opening of their first regional office at 15 Pulteney Street Taree. A decision was made to open an office in Taree when it became apparent that the needs of the Taree locals and the surrounding areas were not being met with comprehensive, or even appropriate, levels of legal advice, availability and/or service. Furthermore, Taree is a centre of vibrancy and growth which LHD Lawyers wishes to be a part of.
Posted on October 10, 2012
Are you the ultimate “nervous Nellie” on flights? If so, like I, you probably torture yourself with questions like; does this turbulence mean the plane is about to fall out of the sky? Why not fly above the clouds? Doesn’t the Captain realise that a mountain could be hidden in there? The plane does not seem to be slowing down, is the runway going to be long enough? Even more paranoid if you live under a flight path is the vision of a landing ending with a set of very large Dunlop tyres removing the roof of your house.
Posted on April 5, 2012
On 7th March 2012 the High Court delivered the eagerly awaited Judgment in the matter of Strong v Woolworths. The Court found in favour of Mrs Strong and reinstating her original award for damages. This was a great result and one which Mrs Strong has waited a long time for.
Posted on March 7, 2012
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is very important to ensure you adhere to the strict time limits imposed by the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. There are various time limitations for lodging a claim, which are explained as follows:
Posted on February 1, 2012
Slipped over in a Shopping Centre? Read about the most recent law LHD Lawyers has been involved in one of the leading cases in public liability law. The matter of Strong v Woolworths is presently before the High Court to determine the law relating to circumstances where someone slips over in a public place such as a shopping centre.
Posted on January 30, 2012
In our experience, it is not unusual for an injured worker to have limited knowledge of their entitlements under the NSW Workers Compensation Act ("The Act"). However, most workers do not appreciate the geographical extent of the "safety net" provided by the Act. Depending on the facts of an individual claim, the protection provided by the Act potentially extends to injuries suffered by NSW workers interstate and overseas.