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November 16, 2023

Understanding Workers’ Compensation

Understanding Workers’ Compensation  If you’ve recently suffered through a workplace injury, you may have found yourself wondering about Workers’ Compensation—what it means and whether or not you’re eligible.  Workplace injuries and accidents can happen to anyone in any occupation or industry. When these unfortunate incidents occur, legal rights and support are usually in place as […]


November 16, 2023

What is Total and Permanent Disability (TPD)?

What is Total and Permanent Disability (TPD)?  As TPD Lawyers, we are often surprised that people have almost zero understanding as to what TPD is. This is despite the fact that many people, unbeknown to them, actually have TPD policies of insurance that cover them! We have seen people who are seriously injured or sick […]

Workers’ Compensation Claim

December 22, 2022

Sustaining injury due to the negligence of your employer in NSW

In NSW there are hurdles that an injured worker must over become before they can sue their employer in negligence. In NSW, injury claims against your employer in negligence are called ‘Work Injury Damages’ cases. The Workers Compensation legislation regulates the circumstances in which such claims can be made.  In order to be eligible to […]

Motor Accident Claims

March 21, 2022

Understanding Minor Injury in NSW Motor Accident Claims

Navigating motor vehicle accident claims can feel like a daunting task. We’re here to help make the process easier to understand. If you’ve been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident on or after 1 December 2017, and you were not at fault, your potential entitlements will be largely determined by whether you […]

TPD / Superannuation Claim

March 19, 2022

Important things to know about TPD Insurance Claims with Senior Lawyer, Christine Neufeld

We have seen people suffer injuries, including catastrophic ones, who have no idea that they even have a TPD insurance policy, let alone a TPD claim. Our Senior Lawyer Christine Neufeld discusses five things you should know about TPD insurance claims. You may have TPD insurance and not even know it. Often, people call our […]

Motor Accident Claims

February 27, 2022

Updates to Motor Accident lump sum compensation damages claims

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, on and from the 1st of December, 2017, there are two types of compensation you can claim: Statutory benefits, including weekly payments and medical treatment, and lump sum compensation damages. Our Director and Senior Lawyer, Andrew McQuilkin explains what you should know. It’s important to understand […]

Workers’ Compensation Claim

February 10, 2022

Differences between a workers’ compensation claim, and a work injury damages matter.

Many people might not understand the difference between a workers’ compensation claim, and a work injury damages matter. Our Director and Senior Lawyer, Jimmy Dufour explains the main differences. A work injury damages case is a claim where you sue your employer for negligence, for an act, or an omission, usually for an unsafe system […]

Motor Accident Claims

November 11, 2021

Am I Eligible for Car Accident Compensation Payouts?  A Roadmap to Damages Claims

Am I Eligible for Car Accident Compensation Payouts?  A Roadmap to Damages Claims If you’ve been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be eligible to claim lump sum compensation. This article deals with cases where an accident occurred on or after 1 December 2017. (For accidents occurring prior to this […]


September 23, 2021

Mental Health claims and TPD.

Total Permanent Disability (TPD) Claims are commonly made when people have been physically injured. You may not be aware that TPD claims can also be made as a result of mental injuries.   The Criteria to be Satisfied  When insurers evaluate TPD claims, they consider not only WHAT the injury is, but rather HOW the […]

TPD / Superannuation Claim

July 1, 2021

7 things you need to know to help make a successful TPD claim

When you’re injured or sick and unable to work, if you have TPD insurance then you may be eligible for a TPD claim. It’s important to determine what TPD insurance, if any, that you have. As TPD Lawyers, we often see people who have large TPD insurance policies they didn’t even know they even had! […]

Workers’ Compensation Claim

October 11, 2019

8 things you should know about Workers’ Compensation

1. You don’t have to Prove your employer was at fault In NSW, the Workers Compensation system is what is called a ‘no fault’ scheme. This means that if you suffer a work related injury and ‘work was a substantial contributing factor’, then you are covered whether your employer was at fault or not. Many […]

TPD / Superannuation Claim

July 13, 2019

6 Things You Should Know About TPD

As TPD Lawyers we feel that people should have more knowledge as to Total Permanent Disability (TPD) claims. We have seen people suffer injuries – even catastrophic ones – that don’t have the faintest idea that they have a TPD insurance policy – as well as a TPD claim. Here are six things you should […]

TPD / Superannuation Claim

May 24, 2019

How can I make a Total Permanent Disability (TPD) or Superannuation Claim?

If you’re injured or sick and you’re unable to work then you may have a TPD claim. The following outlines the general process by which a TPD claim is made. We would suggest, however, that you consult a TPD lawyer to give your case the best chance of success. Confirming a Policy In the event […]


May 21, 2019

In the media: Schofield King Lawyers spotted on the back page of Inner West Sport

How’s this for a try?! Newtown Jets‘ winger, Ronaldo Mulitalo soars through the air to score a sensational try. Spotted on the back page of yesterday’s Inner West newspaper. We’re proud to be jersey sleeve sponsors of the Newtown Jets for 2019.

TPD / Superannuation Claim

May 10, 2019

New Laws which may impact TPD insurance held in your Superannuation

New laws have been introduced as part of the Federal Government’s ‘Protecting Your Super’ packages. This package is aimed at ensuring insurance within your superannuation is appropriate and that members are not paying for insurance that they do not know about or paying premiums that may erode their retirement savings. Accordingly, if your superannuation account […]


August 13, 2017

What Is Defamation And How Do You Prove It?

While we all have freedom of speech…

Workers’ Compensation Claim

November 9, 2016

Steps You Should Take If You are being Discriminated Against at Work

Despite legislative reforms, discrimination based on age, religion, race, ethnicity, gender and disability remains prevalent in modern working environments. Recent statistics confirm disappointing trends in this regard:   full-time average weekly earnings of women are 16.2% less than their male counterparts the gender pay gap in ASX 200 organisations is 28.7% 25% of Australians aged […]


October 11, 2016

Why It is Important to Have a Valid Will

It is an uncomfortable thing to contemplate one’s death, and many of us assume it’s a long way off. For this reason many neglect estate planning and put it on the back burner for later in life.

Motor Accident Claims

October 1, 2016

Dash cams: do they stand up in court?

Dog attacks in suburban neighbourhoods, parks and off-leash dog enclosures are surprisingly common, and can result in serious injuries to victims.

Workers’ Compensation Claim

September 23, 2016

Are You Being Victimised By A Colleague’s Emails

You may think the answer to this question should be unmistakable. However many employees fail to recognise when they are being victimised by their colleagues or superiors via email communications.

Workers’ Compensation Claim

September 22, 2016

Steps To Take If You Think You’re Being Paid Below The Award Wage

In Australia a minimum or “award” wage covers all employees, to ensure that everyone is paid fairly for their work. An employer cannot contract out of paying you the award wage (as a minimum), or any statutory entitlements such as breaks, overtime, leave and redundancy. Many employees are unaware that they are being paid below […]

Workers’ Compensation Claim

September 19, 2016

How does Worker’s Compensation Litigation differ from other types of litigation?

In New South Wales, a statutory scheme exists to ensure that people who are injured at work are able to…


September 18, 2016

Injuries and Damage Caused by Animals – Who is Liable?

Dog attacks in suburban neighbourhoods, parks and off-leash dog enclosures are surprisingly common, and can result in serious injuries to victims.

Workers’ Compensation Claim

September 15, 2016

Fresh Asbestos Risk in Government Construction Sites

Recent reports that two government building construction sites have been contaminated with asbestos as a result of imported Chinese building products are fuelling fresh concerns over the health risks to workers who are exposed to Asbestos. What are the risks? Is compensation available to workers who have been exposed to Asbestos? And what should you […]

Motor Accident Claims

September 11, 2016

What New Green Slip Reforms Could Mean for Motorists

New South Wales motorists rely on…

Motor Accident Claims

June 22, 2016

Injured in a Motor Accident? Here are 5 things you should know.

Please note, this information applies to those injured on or after 1 December 2017. Should you require information regarding Motor accident injuries prior to 1 December 2017, please either contact us or refer to (Our existing information claim link) for more information Am I eligible to claim? If you are injured in a motor vehicle […]


June 4, 2016

Why you shouldn’t handle a seemingly “small” traffic offence yourself

Although traffic offences are common and affect a larger cross section of the population, they are still viewed as serious by NSW courts. Magistrates have taken an increasingly hard-line approach to sentencing traffic offenders in recent years, resulting in large fines, lengthy licence suspensions, cancellation and even periods of imprisonment.   Notwithstanding this, many road […]

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