Workers' Comp Subrogation in Auto Accident

Case Study – Workers’ Comp & Auto Accidents

The Charges:

Employer's Workers' Comp Carrier Entitled to Recover on Injured Party's Damages from Auto Accident

The Verdict:

Employer not entitled to recover when it failed to meet the burden of showing that the injured party was fully compensated.

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Case Study – Reckless conduct endangering serious injury

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The Charges:

Reckless conduct endangering serious injury

The Verdict:

After entering a plea of guilty the client was fined $1000 without conviction.

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Case Study – Intentionally cause injury

The client was involved in a glassing at the MCG where he hit a security guard with a beer glass. This resulted in a laceration and bruising to the security guards face. The client was charged with Intentionally cause injury, Recklessly cause injury, Unlawful assault.

The client ultimately pleaded guilty to intentionally cause injury and all other charges were withdrawn. This plea breached a suspended…

The Charges:

Intentionally cause injury, Recklessly cause injury, Unlawful assault x 2.

The Verdict:

Convicted and sentenced to 5 months, suspended for a period of 12 months.

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Case Study – Theft, aggravated cruelty to an animal

The accused, in company with 3 other teenagers, had stolen a cat and then strung it up on a bridge until it died. In the Children’s Court, the accused was sentenced to 4 months detention in a Youth Training Centre. He was bailed pending his appeal.

The Charges:

Theft, aggravated cruelty to an animal

The Verdict:

Re-sentenced, without conviction, to a probation order for 6 months

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Case Study – Medical Malpraxis

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The Charges:

Medication Administration Error and Failure to Monitor Patient

The Verdict:

$500 fine 3 months License suspension