For many, cycling is more than a means of transport, it’s a passion, a sport, a form of fitness and part of their identity. Cycling like many sporting activities is not without its risks.
Cycling is an amazing activity. It offers a sense of freedom that is unparalleled. Whether you’re riding through the scenic landscapes of NSW or commuting to work in the Sydney CBD, people are drawn to cycling for a wide range of reasons.
In NSW, providing false or misleading information to a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer can have a significant impact on the viability of a compensation claim. In some circumstances an insurer may even allege that an injured person’s failure to provide truthful information amounts to fraud, an allegation which can have both civil and criminal ramifications.
Actively participating in rehabilitation and attempting to return to work as soon as possible following a motor accident are important from both a ‘return to normality’ and compensation perspective.
In today’s digital age, social media has become an integral part of daily life. In this edition of the Advantage Legal ‘Compensation Insider’ series we explore how sharing information on social media can harm an injured person’s compensation claim and what precautions can be taken to minimise the associated risks.
The NSW CTP scheme covers injured people for treatment and rehabilitation expenses following an injury sustained in a motor accident in NSW. In this edition of the Advantage Legal ‘Compensation Insider’ series we provide injured people and treatment providers with essential information on what to do when a CTP insurer denies treatment.
CHANGES TO THE NSW MOTOR ACCIDENT INJURIES SCHEME FROM 1 APRIL 2023 – WHAT IT MEANS FOR INJURED PEOPLE AND TREATMENT PROVIDERS
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident in NSW or a providing medical treatment to someone was injured, it is critical that you be aware of changes to the motor accident injury compensation scheme that will come into force from 1 April 2023. The changes have a significant impact on the rights of injured people and the amount of treatment that can be obtained through the NSW motor accident scheme, regardless of whether the driver was at fault for the accident or not.
It’s not compulsory to retain a lawyer to pursue a CTP compensation claim in NSW, however if you choose not to, there can be serious repercussions for the success of your claim and compensation entitlements. The best type of lawyer to represent you is an Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law as they are formally recognised by the NSW Law Society. Many have considerable experience in representing injured people against well resourced insurance companies who have trained claims staff, lawyers and barristers defending your claim.
Advantage Legal Principal Solicitors, Ana Jaglic and Leigh Davidson have recently achieved their Specialist Accreditation in Personal Injury law.
We are very proud to announce that our Principal Solicitor, Leigh Davidson has won the Australasian Lawyer 2022 Most Influential Lawyer Award in the Changemaker Category.
Australasian Lawyer had the following to say regarding how nominees were selected and winners appointed: