Compensation

State Government should reassure public over explosive claims of denying compo liability

The State Government should urgently reassure the public after explosive claims that its major insurer and legal arm has unlawfully denied every personal injury claim against the Government.

Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor said the sensational claims, reported recently by media, had created a climate of uncertainty in the community and seemed to confirm what many lawyers have suspected.

Can QLD Victims of Domestic Violence sue their attackers for Compensation?

A victim of domestic violence in Victoria who has sued her attacker for compensation might encourage victims in Queensland to also seek redress but lawyer Mark O’Connor says it all comes down to the assailant’s ability to pay.

The Victorian victim was awarded $80,000 for pain and suffering in the civil division of the Melbourne County Court after she sued her former de facto for a savage four day attack in 2013. He was jailed for six years, with a four year minimum.

Govt urged to put compo bite on vicious dogs after 5 Y.O. child savaged

Queensland laws covering compensation for victims of vicious dog attacks are woefully out of date and a leading compensation lawyer says they need to be urgently overhauled.

Brisbane injury compensation law expert Mark O’Connor said the horrific dog attack on five year old Gold Coast child Kellen Cormie at the weekend had highlighted how weak and flawed Queensland law was in seeking redress for the victim.

Retailers should brace for compo claims from dodgy berry scandal

Brisbane lawyer Mark O’Connor, who is himself a potential victim of the contaminated frozen berry scandal, says consumers who contract Hepatitis A will go after the retailer for compensation.

But retailers will in turn demand indemnity from the importer/ distributor and ultimately he expects the distributors to foot the bill for compensation payouts.

Lawyer Urges Consumers Keep Frozen Berries as Proof for Hep A Compo Claim

A Brisbane compensation lawyer who has eaten frozen berries at the centre of a Hepatitis A scare says consumers should ignore a call to throw out the possibly infected packets.

Mark O’Connor, who said he has been eating Nanna’s frozen mixed berries, said consumers should be wary of following a product recall by the distributors, saying the berries could be key evidence should a consumer contract Hepatitis A.

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