Personal Injury Intensive
Start time 25 May 2021 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 25 May 2021 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
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Product Code I21013
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Substantive Law: 3.0
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Personal Injury Intensive

25 May 2021 9:00am - 25 May 2021 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only

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Personal Injury Case Update and Developments 2021

This session will provide an overview on the latest decisions in personal injury law over the past 12 months.

Covering the most significant cases up to April 2021, topics to be addressed will include:

  • Workers compensation and liability.
  • TAC and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Victorian Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and Other Matters) Act 2019 – The impact 12 months on.
  • And more!

This is your essential Case Update!

Presented by: Diana Manova, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Personal Injury Compensation, Settlements, Benefits and Paybacks   

This session will discuss the implications when your client is both entitled to personal injury benefits and personal injury compensation, and will discuss the specific provisions under the relevant Acts.

This session will also discuss the financial ramifications a compensation payment can have on your client and the implications on benefits such as the disability support pension, NDIS payments, TPD and Income protection claims and more.

This session will include:

  • Requirements and obligations to claim compensation;
  • Paybacks due to compensation awarded;
  • Can you advise your client of their entitlements and any financial risks associated.

Presented by: Henry Carus, Principal and Accredited Personal Injury Specialist, Henry Carus Associates

Contracting Covid-19 and Personal Injury Claims – Causation, Forums, Proof and Defences  

As Covid-19 has only been circulating among the community for just over a year, little is known about the long term effects on a person’s health. As the disease and the research into the long term health effects develops, it may be possible for workers compensation claims to be lodged in relation to Covid-19 related illnesses established through the workplace.

This session will discuss the complex issues that may arise from these matters including:

  • Establishing causation – when and where did the illness establish?
  • Contributory negligence – No Covid-Safe plans or working from home;
  • Relevant Acts and jurisdictions for potential claims;
  • How to establish proof;
  • Potential defences;
  • And more.

Presented by: Nadia Grech, Special Counsel, Maurice Blackburn