Monsanto Class Action now underway in the Federal Court

LHD Lawyers are still accepting registrants from those who have suffered from exposure to Roundup

Monsanto Class Action Filed

The highly anticipated class action against Monsanto Australia Pty Ltd was officially filed in the Federal Court by LHD Lawyers on 27 November 2019.

Hendra Class Action - Update

In a unanimous decision, the Full Bench did not grant Zoetis Appeal Application. Zoetis were also ordered to pay the lead Applicant, Rachael Abbott’s costs of the appeal.

Air Canada Flight 33 - Update

The severity of injuries suffered by some passengers has been under-reported by the media.

Recent Proposed Ban on Textured Breast Implants Due to Elevated Cancer (BIA ALCL) Risk

Do you have breast implants & are concerned about the possibility of ALCL?

MH 17 Class Action Settlement

Following complex litigation, settlement had been reached in respect to the Federal Court MH17 class action.

Air Canada Flight 33

Early media reports indicate that nine persons suffered serious injuries on an Air Canada flight operating from Vancouver to Sydney.

Hendra Vaccine Class Action

LHD Lawyers have commenced a class action in the Federal Court of Australia alleging that pharmaceutical manufacturer, Zoetis Australia PTY Limited, failed to properly trial and test its Equivac HeV vaccine before it was administered to horses Australia wide beginning in 2012.

Monsanto Case Investigation

Have you or a friend or family member experienced adverse health effects after using the popular herbicide Roundup?

What to do after a motor vehicle accident?

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is a frightening experience, no matter how serious it is. Here are some things you should know about what to do in the aftermath.

How do you qualify for permanent disability?

Have you suffered a lasting injury or illness that has impacted your ability to work? You may qualify for permanent disability – read on for more information.

What is public liability law?

Flick through a newspaper and it’s likely you’ll come across the term, but what exactly is public liability law?

How to feel OK about contesting a will

Losing a loved one can be an emotional rollercoaster, often made more stressful when it feels as though you’ve been left out of the will. Read to find out why it’s okay to contest a will.

What happens when a will is contested

When someone close to you dies, there are what seems like a million things to think about. Often, one of those is the effect of their will. But what happens when there is disagreement over a will?

How to prove medical negligence

Have you felt grossly let down by your medical practitioner? Were you not warned of a particular risk and now you are facing the negative consequences? You may have a claim of medical negligence. Find out more here.

Kids miss out - what happens in a will dispute?

Will disputes are often a difficult time for everyone involved - but what about the kids? Are children allowed to dispute a will? Click here to find out.

How does no win, no fee work?

Some legal practices offer a “no win, no fee” services, allowing many Australians the chance for legal protection. Find out exactly what these means for you.

What is medical negligence?

If you have experienced an injury as a result of medical negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. Read on to find out more about medical negligence claims.

What are the types of injuries I can claim Workers Comp for?

If you have been injured during your employment, you may be eligible for workers compensation. Find out more about what injuries are covered under Workers Comp.

What can you do if you've been injured in a car accident?

Disputing a Will: Should You Do It Yourself?

How Do I Dispute a Will in NSW?

Losing a family member or a loved one is an incredibly difficult time. In some situations, the death of someone close to you is made even more challenging when you believe you haven’t been fairly accounted for in that person’s will. In NSW, you are entitled to challenge or contest a will under a family provision claim. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions when it comes to contesting or challenging a will in NSW. Keep in mind, though, that it’s best to seek advice from legal professionals if you are considering contesting a will. What is a will? A will is a…

Scone News: Hendra Class Action

RACHAEL Abbott, a stockperson who worked at the Caroona Feedlot in 2014, is the lead claimant in an action against the makers of the Hendra vaccine, Zoetis Australia and the law firm representing Ms Abbott predict there may be 500 or 800 claimants who will take part in the class action which has been lodged in the Federal court.

ABC News: Hendra Class Action

Michael Hyland, Special Counsel, with LHD lawyers, and Barrister, John Rowe, respond to questions from the ABC about the firm’s class action on behalf of owners of horses badly affected by the Hendra Virus vaccine.

Lam v Rolls Royce a class action settlement experience

LHD Lawyers commenced a class action under the direction of Michael Hyland and his team in the NSW Supreme Court. The allegation of liability was against Rolls Royce for negligent design, construction and installation of the engine.

QF32 Class Action Update

LHD have continued to pursue the QF32 class action in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Important Workers Compensation Entitlement Changes

In 2012 the NSW Government introduced a number of changes that affect workers’ rights in NSW. As part of those changes, the Government sought to limit a Workers entitlement to receive weekly payments to a maximum of 260 weeks unless a Worker has a Whole Person Impairment (“WPI”) of at least 21%.

Medical Negligence, have you been affected?

At LHD Lawyers, we are passionate about seeking compensation for these victims and their families. Although compensation doesn’t always help to take away pain, it can help make life easier and get you back on track.

Australia's Most Dangerous Roads

No matter where or when you drive, there are always dangers that come with everyday driving. Read more to find out the what roads made up of Australia's top ten.

Flight Automation Leaves Pilots Powerless

When an automated plane system fails, it falls on the pilots to correct the issue, ensuring all passengers are safe. In the rare occasion when a pilot cannot take manual control over the plane, it insights fear and confusion. Experienced pilot, Kevin Sullivan was faced with this situation in 2008 while flying the Qantas Flight 72, carrying 303 passengers.

AirAsia X Flight D7237

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating a significant incident involving AirAsia X Flight D7237 which was operating from Perth, Western Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, 25 June 2017.

TPD Claims Infographics

Benefits to injured motorists could be slashed under planned green slip changes

Automated Intelligence: Flying Cars and Compensation Claims

How TPD affects us all and why you should care

If you have had to stop working due to injury or illness then you may be able to claim Total and Permanent Disability.

Passengers on Flight QF29 Melbourne to Hong Kong may be entitled to compensation

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.

Superannuation: What Happens When You Die?

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.

Business Partnerships & How to Protect Yourself

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.

Total And Permanent Disability

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.

Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

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.

LHD Lawyers Opens New Perth Office

LHD Lawyers are pleased to announce the opening of their new Perth office. The new office was officially opened on Wednesday 14th September 2016.

LHD Lawyers Port Macquarie Moves to a New Office Location

LHD Lawyers are pleased to announce their new Port Macquarie location, effective as of Friday, 2nd September, 2016.

LHD Lawyers acquires Carrolls Lawyers

All MH17 Victims could be included in Australian Case

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.

The First Shot... Not the Last!

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.

LHD File First Supreme Court Action against Malaysia Airlines

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.

Women in Business - Katie Thomas from LHD Legal

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.


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.

FIGHT THE NECESSARY FIGHT – Comments on Unprecedented Times and Inadequate Responses

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.

The Loss of Malaysian Airlines Legal Assistance Update

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?

The Loss of Malaysian Airlines MH17 - Legal Assistance Available

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.

QF32 Class Action Damages Claim - 2014 Update

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.

LHD successfully defends rights of injured workers to lump sum claims

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.

QF32 Class Action Damages Claim for Airline Compensation

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.

2012-2013 Workers Compensation Changes: Weekly Payments

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:

2012-2013 Workers Compensation Changes: Medical Expenses

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.

2012-2013 Workers Compensation Changes: Legal Fees

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.

2012-2013 Worker's Compensation Changes: Lump Sum Entitlements

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.

Is Your Employer Negligent?

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.

Easing The Pain Of Journey Claims

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.

LHD Lawyers Opens Local Taree Office

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.

Will a statutory increase in damages soothe your flying nerves?

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.

LHD win landmark compensation case over Woolworths

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.

Motor Vehicle Accidents - Initial Claims Process

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:

Slipped over in a Shopping Centre? Read about the most recent law.

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.

Interstate and Overseas Protection under the Workers Compensation Act

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.