Spinal Cord Injuries

Transport accidents account for about 40% of all spinal cord injuries in Victoria. The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is required to compensate victims of transport accidents in Victoria. The TAC scheme provides no fault compensation that includes hospital and medical coverage, income support and an impairment lump sum benefit. The TAC scheme also provides for seriously injured accident victims to … Read More

Joint Injuries and Osteoarthritis

Where two or more bones come together in the human body you have what is called a joint. Examples of joints include elbows, hips, knees and ankles. We all know how wonderfully well joints work when we are uninjured. The reason joints work so well is that where two or more bones come together to form a joint, the end … Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) is a common injury in transport accidents. TBI’s are probably the most commonly undiagnosed injuries in a hospital setting. A mild TBI or concussive head injury often goes undiagnosed as the symptoms of the injury are often quite subtle and can mimic the side effects of pain killing medications. Further, transport accident victims often present to … Read More

Scarring

For those accident victims whose level of permanent impairment is determined by the TAC at less than 30%, a common law damages claim can still be brought, provided one of the four narrative definitions of “serious injury” contained in Section 93(17) of the Transport Accident Act 1986 is satisfied. One of the narrative definitions of “serious injury” is as follows: … Read More