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Injury compensation law Accredited Specialist Trent Johnson has joined Brisbane firm Bennett & Philp Lawyers as a Director.

Mr Johnson, who has worked in top-tier personal injuries firms for over 14 years, was most recently with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers as a Senior Associate in personal injury claims.

He was born and educated in Queensland and graduated from Queensland...

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A Brisbane injury compensation law expert has some advice for people who lodge bogus or exaggerated compo claims- don’t be surprised if the insurers hire private detectives to spy on you.

Covert surveillance of injury compo claimants is more widespread than people realise but lawyer Mark O’Connor says those who have lodged a genuine claim have nothing to fear.

His remarks come...

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A Brisbane law firm has urged the Queensland government not to copy the compensation laws for motor vehicle injuries currently being planned in New South Wales, saying they will “devastate” victims’ lives....

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Two bills currently before the Queensland State Parliament give hope that shortly, in Queensland, victims of historical abuse will have the opportunity to seek long...

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The Queensland Government is moving to do away with restrictive time limits for certain child sexual and physical abuse compensation claims, but while the law change is welcomed, it doesn’t go far enough,...

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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...

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The State Government is being urged to break its silence and identify Gold Coast buildings it knows contain highly flammable material linked to high-rise fires in ­Melbourne and Dubai.

Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor said the state’s reported refusal to identify the buildings containing cheap Chinese-made aluminium cladding linked to high...

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Queensland should match a New South Wales law change and remove restrictive time limits for certain sexual and physical abuse compensation claims.

Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor says the NSW State parliament has voted to remove the limitation periods that have previously blocked claims made more than...

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Motorists and cyclists are being warned that after a two year trial the State Government is keeping the controversial road rule dictating safe distances between cars and bicycles.

Brisbane compensation law expert Kevin Barratt said the rule required a minimum distance between cars and cyclists. Drivers and cyclists should be aware that motorists must stay wider of the rider by giving a...

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