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They were one of the hot ticket gift items at Christmas and are loved by children, hobbyists, real estate agents and even the police but while there’s a lot of love for aerial drones, there are growing safety warnings too.

Brisbane lawyer Mark O’Connor says not many people seem to have thought about what happens if a drone falls out of the sky and...

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Queensland needs urgent new laws to ensure big trucks have devices fitted to cover blind spots, because cyclists and motorcyclists are being killed due to poor vehicle visibility.

That’s a recommendation from the Queensland Coroner who wants heavy vehicles barred from the roads unless they are fitted with devices to warn the driver of any obstacles or other road...

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Brisbane law firm Bennett & Philp Lawyers has achieved significant rankings across several categories in the prestigious 2015 Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession.

The firm is named in the 2015 Guide as a leader in the fields of medical negligence compensation, motor vehicle accident compensation and workplace compensation. These add to the firm also recently named...

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Publication: Sunday Mail
Title: Office Parties

Bosses have been warned to hold off on the booze this silly season and not be the drunkest person at the party.

Legal experts say employers need to be sober enough to keep their staff in line to ward off sexual harassments, injuries and regretful social media posts.

Personal injury compensation specialist and director at...

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A Gold Coast woman injured in a run in with an Uber ride-sharing driver could seek compensation for her injuries from the vehicle’s compulsory third party insurer.

That’s the view of Brisbane injury compensation law expert Mark O’Connor who said if reports that Sascha Pangallo was run over by an Uber driver’s car were correct then she would have a legitimate claim...

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Homeowners who had dodgy electrical cabling installed in their homes and who refuse to have it removed despite a national recall could have their insurance cover denied if their homes are destroyed by fire caused by perished cabling.

Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor says reports that  many homeowners, aware their homes have dangerous...

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Publication: Lawyers Weekly

The roll-back of Campbell Newman's WorkCover changes creates a fairer scheme for workplace injury claims, writes Mark O’Connor.

Injured Queenslanders will be the big winners from the state government’s reversal of the...

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A Bill known as the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 has been tabled in the Queensland Parliament.

The legislation will repeal changes introduced by the Newman Government which imposed a threshold (greater than 5% Degree of Permanent Impairment) for pursuing a common law (damages) claim.  Those changes prevented a...

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Cheap Chinese-made aluminium cladding that does not comply with Australian standards and is blamed for a big fire in Melbourne has now also been found in two hospitals there, prompting calls for Queensland authorities to investigate state building projects here too.

The imported non-compliant cladding has been blamed for a big high rise fire in Melbourne and Brisbane...

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