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Can I sue the other driver for a serious road injury? Can I sue the other driver for a serious road injury?

Published on 26 May 2016: If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be able to claim a second lump sum, in addition to your impairment lump sum.

Can I claim lump sum compensation from the TAC and how much? Can I claim lump sum compensation from the TAC and how much?

Published on 25 May 2016: You may have heard that you can claim lump sum compensation from the Transport Accident Commission. How does that work?

Can I claim lost wages from the TAC Can I claim lost wages from the TAC

Published on 23 May 2016: If you are earning an income and you are injured in a road accident the TAC may pay you loss of earning benefits, regardless of whether the accident was your fault or not.

Kangaroos top the car accident charts Kangaroos top the car accident charts

Published on 23 May 2016: According to RACV figures, last year more than 75,000 motorists lodged car damage claims involving animals on our roads.

Comcare – claiming income support and lump sums Comcare – claiming income support and lump sums

Published on 20 May 2016: If you’re laid off work through injury and covered by Comcare, you will be offered income replacement. But how much and for how long?

Christian Brother jailed for sexual abuse of boys at Geelong Orphanage Christian Brother jailed for sexual abuse of boys at Geelong Orphanage

Published on 17 May 2016: A former Christian Brother who sexually abused young boys at the St Augustine’s Orphanage in Highton, near Geelong, has been jailed for more than 12 years.

Royal Commission announces inquiry into defence force Royal Commission announces inquiry into defence force

Published on 17 May 2016: Royal Commission announces inquiry into defence force where the focus will be on HMAS Leeuwin, the Army Apprentice School Balcombe, and the ADF Cadets.

What you can claim if injured in a motor vehicle accident – wages and expenses What you can claim if injured in a motor vehicle accident – wages and expenses

Published on 16 May 2016: TAC expenses and income you can claim if you are injured on the road. A short checklist of the types of expenses and entitlements you can claim from the TAC.

Making a TAC claim: how to do it and what to consider Making a TAC claim: how to do it and what to consider

Published on 13 May 2016: Making an injury claim to the TAC for expenses and income replacement can be tricky. Here are some do's and don’ts for making a TAC, or even a WorkSafe claim.

Families of road accident victims have rights restored Families of road accident victims have rights restored

Published on 10 May 2016: Family members who suffer psychiatric injuries due to the death or injury of another family member in a road accident have had their right to claim TAC compensation restored by the Victorian Government.

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