Common Legal Questions

Compensation

Question of the Week - Employers rights when an employee...

George asks:  My Chef went in for a simple Hospital day procedure, which he had authorised leave for. The anaesthetist punctured his retina by mistake causing damage during the surgery. We then had to drive him for corrective surgery at the Sydney...

Question of the Week - Duty of care for Bus...

Bill asks:  I am a bus driver and work for a private bus company in Sydney. I have raised concerns with my employer on a number of occasions in regards to children refusing to wear their seatbelts or taking their seatbelts off...

School yard fights - are you entitled to a claim?

Damien asks:  My daughter was assaulted at a Public High School in February. She had a broken eye socket which required surgery to fix with metal plates. We have also moved her to a Private School subsequently.  The offender was a 15y.o...

Your rights with tradespeople and builders

Alfred asks: Our sunroom was leaking. A roof repairer was working across the road. I asked him to quote me to fix our leak. He did. The work was done. I couldn’t inspect it – I’m 83. I paid him $500. The...

Convicted of a driving offence

Katherine asks:  Last year I found out I’d been convicted of a driving offence. But I was not driving the car. My (now ex) husband was. I was driving a taxi, which I can prove. The penalty notice was paid by him. The...
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