Food Allergies and Eating Out: What are your Rights?
Food allergies are common in Australia, affecting about one in every twenty children and two in every hundred adults. While many children outgrow their food allergies, those that don’t face a higher risk of anaphylactic shock and other reactions. Everyone should be able to enjoy a meal out. But for people with food allergies, it’s […]Read more
Triathlon or Cycling Event – The Perfect Preparation
Training for an upcoming triathlon is an art, but one which may be mastered. For optimal results and to minimize risk of injury, elite triathletes recommend planning training in 12-16-week blocks leading up to the big race season. A typical, high-level training schedule in the preceding 12 weeks may be broken down like this: Week […]Read more
Injured on private property: What are your rights to compensation?
If you’ve been injured while on private property – whether it was another person’s home or commercial premises – you may be able to claim compensation to help you get back on your feet. What is meant by ‘private property’? The concept of ‘private property’ is most easily understood by comparing it to public property. […]Read more
Sporting accidents and injuries: What are your legal rights?
Every year, over 17 million Aussies participate in sport. Whether it’s a hit of tennis, a game of social touch or a few laps at the local pool, sport is a great way to take care of your body and your mind. Every fan knows that sport comes with an inherent risk of accident and […]Read more
Duty of care at school or daycare – Who is responsible?
What duty of care do teachers and carers have towards your children? Every parent hopes that child’s time at day care and school will be an adventure filled with learning, play and new experiences. Children can’t (and shouldn’t!) be shielded from every bump and bruise but ultimately, carers and teachers must do what they can […]Read more
Defective stairs and elevators – who is at fault?
Stairs and elevators are an unavoidable and unremarkable aspect of daily life. People use them every day without a second thought, trusting that they’re free of dangerous defects. In the vast majority of cases this is true. Unfortunately, even slightly faulty stairs and elevators can cause an accident, which can lead to serious injury. That’s […]Read more
Barbara Petrie’s story
Fifty-two year-old Brisbane mother, Barbara Petrie just wanted to get back in shape. Looking to get fit and healthy, she signed up to her local gym. What she got instead, was a lifetime of pain, fear and dependence. “They’ve taken my health, they’ve taken my freedom and they’ve taken my peace of mind.” When Barbara […]Read more
Top safety tips for your summer scuba adventure
Scuba diving is a unique and exciting recreational activity that many people enjoy, but it comes with inherent risks. Problems can arise before, during and after your dive, so before you jump in the water, it’s important to be aware of the risks involved and how you can keep safe during your dive. Problems before […]Read more
Preventative Measures – How to avoid injuries during your workout
Joining a gym and working with a personal trainer are great ways to get fit and healthy. Unfortunately, one of the downsides of pushing yourself physically is an increased risk of injury. Workout injuries are very common – even under the experienced supervision of a PT or in the safe environment of a gym. For […]Read more