• Medical Negligence case update
    Tonight the panel discusses recent medical law case updates. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, Nunzio Tartaglia, State Practice Group Leader, Civil Liability, and Jessica Rosla, Lawyer, Medical Law, as they look at a case in battery, medical consent, and a little-known law that saved the lives of premature twin brothers. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • National Safe Work Month: Workers Comp case update
    October is National Safe Work Month. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, Workers Compensation Practice Group Leader and Accredited Personal Injury Specialist John Karantzis, and lawyer Joseph Carbone as they look at what can be done when an injury is sustained at work, and pitfalls to avoid in a Workers Compensation claim. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Richard Amon, CEO, Disability Sport and Recreation
    Sport and active recreation play an important role in positive health outcomes, reducing the risk of disease and improving mental health, including for those with a disability. Tony Carbone and John Karantzis are joined by Disability Sport and Recreation CEO Richard Amon to discuss the power of sport to change lives for all, and pathways for those with a disability to participate at all levels. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • TAC case update
    Tonight.the panel looks at recent TAC case updates. Join Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Practice Group Leader, Don Maffia, Ahmed Pervaz, Associate, and Sarah Nicholson, Lawyer, as they look at the importance of seeking legal advice as early as possible in a claim, particularly if facing time limits. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Peter Cullen, Reclink
    Tonight the panel is joined by Peter Cullen, founder of Reclink. Join Don Maffia and Vivienne Ryan as they learn about how Reclink Australia provides evidence-based sport and art programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities. Don and Vivienne are also joined by lawyer Ahmed Pervaz to discuss calls for tighter regulations at beauty clinics, and the rise in prescription painkiller deaths. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Greg Barns, Australian Lawyers Alliance spokesperson for criminal justice and human rights
    Tonight the panel is joined by Greg Barns, Barrister and Australian Lawyers Alliance spokesperson on criminal justice and human rights, to discuss marriage equality and the legality of the same-sex marriage plebiscite. Nunzio Tartaglia and Vivienne Ryan also talk to Greg Barns about the rising prison population, drug law reform and criminal justice reform. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Public Liability case update
    Tonight the panel looks at recent decisions in relation to accidents on private property. Join Nunzio Tartaglia, State Practice Group Leader Civil Liability, Barrie Woollacott, National Practice Group Leader Public Liability, and Lily Boskovski, Associate, Public Liability, Slater and Gordon, as they discuss the duty of care to protect from suffering an injury on private property. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Brain Injury Awareness Week with Nick Rushworth
    Acquired Brain Injury is often referred to as the “invisible” disability. Around 3 in every 4 people make a good physical recovery but will often sustain debilitating and ongoing cognitive and other difficulties. During Brain Injury Awareness Week, Tony Carbone, Managing Partner, and Vivienne Ryan, Gravia Media, are joined by Nick Rushworth from Brain Injury Australia to talk about the challenges of traumatic brain injury for sufferers, their families and carers, and the community. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Workers Compensation case update
    Tonight the panel looks at recent Workers Compensation case updates. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Practice Group Leader and Accredited Personal Injury Specialist, John Karantzis, and Joseph Carbone, Lawyer as they discuss the issues raised in recent cases, including the importance of evidence of the treating doctor. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Tradies National Health Month with David Hall, Physiotherapist
    With almost three in five serious workplace injury claims involving a tradesperson, Tradies National Health Month aims to ensure that tradies make their health the most valuable part of their toolkit. Physiotherapist David Hall joins Tony Carbone, Managing Partner, and Vivienne Ryan, Gravia Media, to talk about how tradies can maintain their health and wellbeing and seek preventive health care. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • What's in the News - extended
    Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Nunzio Tartaglia, State Practice Group Leader, Civil Liability, and Vivienne Ryan, Gravia Media in a special extended “What’s in the News” episode. The panel discusses recent issues in the media, including the pitfalls of workplace romances, long-distance bullying, and post-traumatic stress. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • National Pain Week - Super TPD claims update
    Total and Permanent Disability claims through a super fund are often complex and drawn out, something those suffering a chronic condition find an additional burden. During National Pain Week, join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and Annemarie Gambera, Principal Lawyer, Superannuation TPD, as the panel discusses the difficulties surrounding these claims, the definition of “total and permanent disability”, and when to seek legal advice. This program is not directed at WA & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Kot Monoah - from refugee to Law Institute of Victoria Rising Star award winner
    Tonight the panel hears the remarkable story of Kot Monoah, recent winner of the prestigious Law Institute of Victoria’s Rising Star Award. Kot came to Australia 13 years ago as a refugee and describes his long journey from growing up during the second Sudanese Civil War and experiences of starvation and horror, to lawyer and advocate for the South Sudanese community in Melbourne. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Medical Law update
    Tonight we discuss recent issues in medical negligence, including the duty to disclose a genetic illness to a patient’s daughter. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, State Practice Group Leader Civil Liability, Nunzio Tartaglia, and Medical Negligence Lawyer, Jessica Rosla in their discussions of this complex area of law. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • TAC Case Update
    In tonight’s episode the panel looks at recent issues around complex TAC claims, including accidents involving water-filled barriers, horses, and those engaged in criminal activity whilst driving. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Don Maffia, Practice Group Leader, and Ahmed Pervaz, Associate, Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation in their discussions. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Sports Injuries
    Join Managing Director Tony Carbone and State Practice Group Leader Civil Liability, Nunzio Tartaglia, as they discuss different types of injuries with various sports, when to seek help, and particular concerns with children and adolescents. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • What's in the News
    Tonight we discuss the latest captivating news stories. In an extended version of our ‘What’s in the news’ segment, we look at the news and at a range of legal issues, including proposed presumptive cancer compensation laws for firefighters, the danger of quad bikes, a defamation claim involving a Melbourne nightclub owner, and much more. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, John Karantzis Workers Compensation Practice Group Leader and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury and Director of Gravia Media Vivienne Ryan as they discuss the latest news stories. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Elder Financial Abuse
    Elder Financial Abuse is the most common form of abuse reported by older Australians. In the lead up to World Elder Abuse Day on 15 June, Tony Carbone, Managing Partner, and John Karantzis, Practice Group Leader and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, are joined by Diana Young, Senior Associate Commercial Litigation at Slater and Gordon Lawyers, to discuss this growing social issue affecting the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world and in our own community, and how the law can assist. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Workers Compensation case update
    Tonight we look at recent Court of Appeal decisions in Workers Compensation matters. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, together with John Karantzis, Practice Group Leader and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, and James Casey, Senior Associate, Workers Compensation as they discuss the duty not to cause psychological harm, the difficulties surrounding complex Workers Compensation claims and the importance of specialist legal advice. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • World MS Day: Life with MS and TPD claims
    In the lead up to World MS Day, the panel looks at the challenges faced by those with MS. Approximately an additional 1,000 people are diagnosed every year with MS, and 50-80% of those with MS cease to work full-time within 10 years of diagnosis. Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and Annemarie Gambera, Principal Lawyer in Superannuation TPD, are joined by Shara Gillahan, MS Ambassador, to discuss managing the condition whilst continuing employment, and issues around TPD insurance claims. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Cyclist safety with Phoebe Dunn, CEO, Amy Gillett Foundation
    With the push to reduce congestion on the roads, cyclist safety is of increasing importance. Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and Don Maffia, Practice Group Leader, Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation, are joined by Phoebe Dunn, CEO of the Amy Gillett Foundation to discuss the legislation, education and infrastructure changes necessary to reduce the death and injury of bike riders on our roads. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Public Liability update: gyms, personal trainers and recreational activities
    Tonight the panel looks at injuries associated with gyms, personal trainers and recreational activities. Join Nunzio Tartaglia, State Practice Group Leader, Civil Liability, Barrie Woollacott, National Practice Group Leader, Public Liability, and Jessica Rosla, Lawyer, Medical Negligence, as they discuss the voluntary assumption of risk and liability waivers in high injury activities. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Estate Planning
    Tonight the panel looks at wills and estate planning. A well-structured succession plan provides security for your family and gives you peace of mind. This is especially necessary if you care for dependants with special needs, or have considerations regarding one’s own care following injury or illness. Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and John Karantzis, Practice Group Leader Workers Compensation are joined by Rabia Javed, Senior Associate, Estate Planning at Slater and Gordon, to discuss why a will kit can leave you and your loved ones vulnerable. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Road Trauma Support Services, and Shine a Light for Road Safety Campaign
    Tonight the panel is joined by special guest Cameron Sinclair, CEO of Road Trauma Support Services. Cameron talks with Don Maffia, Practice Group Leader and Anna Jennings-Edquist, Associate, Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation, about the devastating impact of road trauma, and the counselling and support services offered by RTSSV to those affected. Their upcoming Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign aims to raise awareness, to stop deaths and injuries on our roads and to raise funds to support those impacted by road trauma. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Workplace Fatalities and Brodie's Law
    Tonight, in the lead up to International Workers Memorial Day, we look at the dangers faced by workers and the toll of workplace fatalities. Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and John Karantzis, Practice Group Leader Workers Compensation are joined by Damian and Rae Panlock, parents of Brodie Panlock who tragically took her life following relentless workplace bullying. The Panlocks campaigned strongly for new and tougher laws, resulting in Victoria’s anti-bullying legislation, known as Brodie’s Law, which made serious bullying a crime punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Their work through Brodie’s Law Foundation is dedicated to helping workplaces and communities grow with the understanding of keeping everyone safe. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Changes to trauma cover policy definitions
    Tonight we look at the recent change in trauma policy definitions, and the announcement that CommInsure will be reviewing rejections for an extended period. Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Civil Liability State Practice Group Leader, Nunzio Tartaglia, and Sarah Snowden, Practice Group Leader, Superannuation, discuss what this means for people with rejected claims, and the importance of obtaining urgent legal advice. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Mentally healthy workplaces with Nick Arvanitis, beyondblue
    In the lead up to World Health Day 2017 “Depression, Let’s Talk”, we are joined by Nick Arvanitis, Head of Workplace Research and Resources at beyondblue to talk about workplace stress and mentally healthy workplaces. At any given time, 1 in 5 employees are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition. Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and John Karantzis, Practice Group Leader Workers Compensation and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, join Nick to discuss what can be done to make you and your workplace more mentally healthy. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Workers Compensation update - workplace bullying and psychiatric injuries
    Tonight we look at workplace bullying and psychiatric injuries. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, together with John Karantzis, Practice Group Leader and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, and Rachel Peters, lawyer, Workers Compensation as they discuss the difficulties surrounding these complex Workers Compensation claims and the importance of specialist legal advice. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Acquired Brain Injuries with Sharon Strugnell, CEO BrainLink
    Tonight we are joined by Sharon Strugnell, CEO of BrainLink, a service dedicated to improving the quality of life of those affected by acquired disorders of the brain. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, Practice Group Leader, Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation, Don Maffia, as they talk to Sharon Strugnell about the challenges for carers and families, and what can be done to assist. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • TAC update
    In tonight’s episode the panel looks at recent issues around TAC claims, including difficulties surrounding claims with an unidentified driver. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Practice Group Leader, Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation, Don Maffia, and Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyer, Sarah Nicholson. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Medical Negligence Update
    Tonight we discuss recent issues in medical negligence, including the inherent risk of a medical procedure, and the Good Samaritan defence. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, State Practice Group Leader Civil Liability, Nunzio Tartaglia, and Medical Negligence Lawyer, Jessica Rosla in their discussions of this complex area of law. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Public Liability issues
    Tonight we look at recent Public Liability matters, including witness credibility. The panel also discusses the responsibility of pedestrians to take reasonable care for their own safety in using a footpath, and the impact on a claim for damages. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Civil Liability State Practice Group Leader, Nunzio Tartaglia, and Ike Nwokolo, Practice Group Leader, Public Liability at Slater and Gordon, in our discussions. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Medical Negligence update
    Tonight we discuss recent issues in medical negligence, including a wrongful birth claim, and the difficulty of self-represented litigation. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, State Practice Group Leader Civil Liability, Nunzio Tartaglia, and Medical Negligence Lawyer, Jessica Rosla in their discussions of this complex area of law. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Current issues in Family Law
    The holiday season can present challenges for couples and families going through separation or divorce. Tonight Tony Carbone, Managing Partner, is joined by Steven Edward, Practice Group Leader, Family Law at Slater and Gordon, for a discussion on Family Law issues, including Prenuptial Agreements, compensation claims against a spouse for assault, and a spouse’s potential claim on a partner’s injury compensation. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • TAC update
    In tonight’s episode the panel looks at the difficulties surrounding TAC claims for serious injuries and the importance of specialist legal advice. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and Ahmed Pervaz and Alice Robinson, Associates, Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation, as they discuss issues including witness credibility and the complexities of aggravation of pre-existing injuries. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • TAC special with Joe Calafiore, CEO of Transport Accident Commission
    Tonight we have a special edition TAC episode. We are joined by Joe Calafiore, CEO of the Transport Accident Commission to discuss with the panel the TAC’s strategy to deliver world class road safety initiatives to save lives and reduce injuries, and to improve the lives of those injured on the roads. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, and Practice Group Leader Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation, as they talk to Joe about TAC 2020 and their mission to be the world’s leading social insurer, and the shared responsibility of road safety.
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  • Workers Compensation update, part 2
    Tonight we look at further updates in Workcover matters, including the aggravation of a pre-existing injury in the course of employment. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, together with John Karantzis, Practice Group Leader and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, and Dean Hadjina, lawyer, Workers Compensation as they discuss the difficulties surrounding complex Workers Compensation claims and the importance of specialist legal advice. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Workers Compensation update
    Tonight we look at the current state of the WorkSafe system following the recent Ombudsman report. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, together with John Karantzis, Practice Group Leader and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, and Rachel Peters, lawyer, Workers Compensation as they discuss the difficulties surrounding complex Workers Compensation claims and the importance of specialist legal advice. This program is not directed at WA, NSW & QLD viewers and in accordance with state legislation we cannot accept instructions from viewers in these states.
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  • Immigration and refugee law with Jennifer Kanis from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
    Tonight we are joined by Jennifer Kanis, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and Practice Group Leader, Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation, Don Maffia as they talk to Jennifer about the work of the ASRC and the processes and options for clients seeking asylum and immigration advice. The panel also looks at elder abuse and where clients can turn if they suspect their loved ones are being abused whilst in care.
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  • Acquired Brain Injuries with Dr Christine Durham
    Tonight we look are joined by Dr Christine Durham who, after suffering a brain injury in a serious car accident, went on to complete a PhD examining brain injury from the insiders’ perspective. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and Practice Group Leader, Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation, Don Maffia as they talk to Christine about her inspiring journey, the stigma those with an acquired brain injury experience, and the plasticity of human potential.
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  • Issues in Superannuation claims
    Tonight we look at look at the importance of specialised legal advice for the complex area of Superannuation claims for total and permanent disability. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, State Practice Group Leader, Civil Liability, Nunzio Tartaglia, and Practice Group Leader, Superannuation, Sarah Snowden in our discussions of recent issues in Superannuation claims.
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  • TAC update
    Tonight we look at look at recent updates in TAC matters, including proposed changes to pedestrian crossing design and helmet laws. The panel also discusses the significant effect failing to cross at a designated pedestrian crossing can have on a claim for damages. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia, and Lawyer Ahmed Pervaz in our discussions.
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  • Public Liability: Slips and Trips
    Sustained an injury from a slip or trip in a shopping centre? Nunzio Tartaglia, State Practice Group Leader Civil Liability, joins Barrie Woollacott, National Practice Group Leader, Public Liability, and Kathleen Casey, Public Liability Lawyer, at Slater and Gordon to look at the pitfalls of claims for these injuries.
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  • Cyber Bullying with Ali Halkic of Bully Zero
    Tonight we are joined by Ali Halkic of the Bully Zero Foundation to discuss the important issue of Cyber Bullying and its devastating impact. Following the death of his son, Allem, Ali and Dina Halkic set up the Bully Zero Foundation to tackle this escalating problem. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Ike Nwokolo, Practice Group Leader, Public Liability of Slater and Gordon, and Vivienne Ryan of Gravia Media as they look at the risks of social media and communication technologies, and what parents and schools can do.
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  • Legal Aid Eligibility and the Means Test Review with Bevan Warner of Victoria Legal Aid
    Tonight we are joined by Bevan Warner, Managing Director of Victoria Legal Aid to look at how Legal Aid can help, eligibility, and the importance of funding for Legal Aid for a fair and just society. To improve the means test and access to Legal Aid, Victoria Legal Aid has launched a public consultation process, with submissions from the public invited until September 19. Join partner, John Karantzis, Vivienne Ryan of Gravia Media and Bevan Warner in this important discussion.
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  • Homeless crisis with Brendan Nottle of The Salvation Army
    Tonight we are joined by Major Brendan Nottle of The Salvation Army to look at the current crisis of homelessness facing Melbourne, what can be done to help, and the services available to support the vulnerable in our city. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Vivienne Ryan of Gravia Media and Major Brendan Nottle in a passionate and moving discussion of this pressing issue.
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  • Medical negligence update
    Tonight we discuss recent issues in medical negligence, including the duty of care of a private hospital to its patients under the care of a private doctor. We also look at the lack of transparency for prospective patients regarding previous out of court settlements of medical practitioners. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, State Practice Group Leader Civil Liability, Nunzio Tartaglia, and Medical Negligence Lawyer, Jessica Rosla in their discussions.
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  • Asbestos exposure injury claims
    Tonight we’re joined by Margaret Kent, Asbestos Practice Group Leader at Slater and Gordon Lawyers. We look at the increase in non-building work and non-work related asbestos exposure injuries, the complexities of cases where exposure occurred decades ago, and the strict time limits in bringing a claim. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and State Practice Group Leader Civil Liability, Nunzio Tartaglia, in their discussions with Margaret about asbestos injury compensation.
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  • Transport Accidents
    In tonight’s episode we will look at updates in TAC matters, including accidents involving cyclists and cyclists' liability. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia, and Lawyer Ahmed Pervaz in our discussions.
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  • Updates in Workers’ Compensation
    In tonight’s episode we will look at updates in Workers’ Compensation, including a hearing loss precedent. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Practice Group Leader Workcover and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, John Karantzis, and Senior Associate, Dean Hadjina in our discussions.
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  • Public Liability update: sporting injuries and loss of earning capacity
    In tonight’s episode we will look Public Liability issues surrounding sporting injuries and loss of earning capacity. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Civil Liability State Practice Group Leader, Nunzio Tartaglia, and Insurance Lawyer, Jessica Rosla in our discussions.
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  • TAC case update: pedestrian contributory negligence
    In tonight’s episode we look at the increase in pedestrian deaths and injuries due to distractions, and the impact on entitlement to damages as well as safety. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia and MVA Lawyer Anna Jennings-Edquist in our discussions.
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  • Superannuation & Insurance Law
    On tonight’s episode, we look at the CommInsure decision, Superannuation entitlements and Total and Permanent Disability claims for permanently injured individuals. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Civil Liability State Practice Group Leader Nunzio Tartaglia and Slater and Gordon Insurance Lawyer, Annemarie Gambera as they discuss these entitlements.
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  • Meet Oscar Yildiz from the Bully Zero Australia Foundation
    On tonight’s episode, we are joined by Oscar Yildiz from the Bully Zero Australia Foundation, to discuss current issues surrounding bullying in today’s society, and the drastic negative impacts that bully can have on one’s mental health. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Work Cover Partner, John Karantzis and Oscar Yildiz in their informative discussions.
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  • Current issues in Family Law
    Join us in our discussions tonight on current issues in Family Law. Going through a divorce, separation, property settlement, child custody battles or child maintenance issues can be an emotionally challenging time. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Litigation Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Slater + Gordon Family Law Practice Group Leader Steven Edward, as they work their way through various Family Law matters.
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  • TAC update: psychological injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents
    On tonight’s episode, Dr Nathan Serry, Consultant Psychiatrist, joins us for a thorough discussion of the recent reversal of changes to TAC legislation for claimants who have sustained psychological injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents in Victoria. The reversal is a positive outcome for these claimants, and we explain why in great depth. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and TAC Partner, Don Maffia in their discussions with Dr Serry on this hot topic.
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  • Immigration Law
    Tonight we’re joined by Carina Ford, an Immigration Law Accredited Specialist from Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers. We delve into various Immigration Law issues, which have been recently captured in the media. Importantly, the various rights of, and dilemmas faced by refugees and immigrants are discussed in detail. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, and Insurance Litigation Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia, in their discussions with Carina about current issues surrounding Immigration laws in Australia.
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  • Superannuation Entitlements, and Total and Permanent Disability Claims
    Tonight we look at Superannuation entitlements and Total and Permanent Disability claims for permanently injured individuals. We give a broad overview of how to access compensation, we discuss the meaning of ‘total and permanent disability’, and the duty of insurers and trustees to give genuine consideration to claims, and to make a fair assessment of claims to arrive at a just outcome for claimants. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Work Cover Partner, John Karantzis and Superannuation Law Clerk, Anthea van der Monde, as they discuss these entitlements.
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  • Public Liability Claims
    Tonight we bring you an episode on Public Liability claims. We discuss a case where a claimant sought to quash a Medical Panel decision for errors made in their assessment. We look at a case where the Defendant occupier of premises was found liable, after the Plaintiff was injured on their property. We look at a case where a claimant took action against Qantas Airways following an engine failure on a flight they were on. And finally, we touch on a case which discusses what “actual knowledge” when avoiding the risk of injury to individuals. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia, and Slater & Gordon Public Liability Lawyer, Tara Stark, in their discussions.
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  • TAC Case Update 3
    Tonight we bring you a case update on transport accidents. We discuss a case where an applicant sought leave to appeal for two separate accidents for the same neck injury, where it was argued the neck injury was pre-existing. We discuss a case where the TAC denies liability to pay for the applicant’s shoulder surgery, and also a case which discusses how the receipt of a settlement sum may preclude a claimant from receiving other entitlements such as youth allowance for a period of time. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia, and TAC Lawyer, Anna Jennings-Edquist in their discussions.
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  • Insight from a former Nowicki Carbone Client, Graeme Nugent
    Tonight we engage in discussions with a former Nowicki Carbone Workers’ Compensation client, Graeme Nugent. Graeme suffered injuries in the course of his employment with his employer. After seeking legal representation with Nowicki Carbone Lawyers, his claim settled successfully. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Work Cover Lawyer, Stephanie Ng, and Graeme Nugent as they engage in discussions and get a real life insight into what it’s like to go through the Work Cover claims process.
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  • Work Cover Case Update 3
    Tonight we discuss workers’ compensation cases. We discuss a case where the applicant appeals an initial decision, a case where the worker failed to proved negligence on the part of his employer, a case where liability had to be apportioned between an employer, head contractor and subcontractor, and we also discuss the application of offers of compromise in the context of Work Cover claims. Tune in with Work Cover Partner, John Karantzis, Work Cover Lawyer, Toby Robinson, and Work Cover Lawyer, Dean Hadjina, in their discussions.
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  • Medical Negligence Case Update
    Tonight we bring you an episode on Medical Negligence. We discuss the issue of seeking compensation under two different acts for the same injury, the admissibility of certain expert evidence as an opinion, the duty of medical practitioners to inform their patients of the risks associated with procedures, and the importance of bringing a cause of action within the time limits prescribed by legislation. Join Insurance Litigation Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia, Work Cover Partner, John Karantzis, and Insurance Litigation Lawyer, Jessica Rosla in their discussions.
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  • Product Liability and Sexual Abuse
    Tonight we bring you an episode on product liability and sexual abuse claims in Australia. We look at issues in relation to defective and unsafe products supplied to consumers, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s role. We touch on sexual abuse claims for compensation against members in the catholic churches, occurring many years ago. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Litigation Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia, and Public Liability Lawyer, Barrie Woollacott in their discussions.
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  • TAC Case Update 2
    Tonight we discuss TAC case law. We look at a case where a Plaintiff appealed on the basis that a previous unrelated charge for which the Plaintiff was acquitted should not have been admitted as evidence. We review a case where a Plaintiff was allowed to bring a claim for damages outside the limitation period due to special circumstances. We also look at a case where the Plaintiff failed to establish contributory negligence on the part of the Defendant. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia and TAC Lawyer, Aki Munir in their discussions.
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  • Work Cover Case Update 2
    Tonight we bring you an update on Work Cover. We look at a case where a worker was awarded damages for an injury sustained whilst walking back to her car after work. We look at a case where a worker was awarded damages for an injury after her employer failed to properly supervise her. We also look at apportionment of damages where a third party is involved. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Work Cover Partner, John Karantzis, and Work Cover Lawyer, Toby Robinson, as they discuss these issues.
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  • “What’s in the News?” Extended Edition
    Tonight we discuss the latest captivating news stories. In an extended version of our ‘What’s in the news’ segment, we look at the news and at a range of legal issues, including the ice epidemic, the effects supplements have on our health, increases to private health insurance costs, the ability for consumers to top up their betting accounts at Woolworths, and much more. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner Don Maffia and Director of Gravia Media Vivienne Ryan discuss the latest news stories.
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  • Insurance Case Update
    Tonight we bring you a case update for Insurance Litigation. We look at recent case law on an occupier’s liability when an individual is injured on their property. We also look at a case where an individual made a claim for psychiatric injury sustained after having been sexually assaulted by the headmistress of the secondary school she attended. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Insurance Lawyer Jessica Rosla to get an overview of insurance litigation, and join them in discussing recent issues in Insurance Litigation.
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  • TAC Case Update
    Tonight we look at the motor vehicle accident compensation schemes in Australia for injured individuals. We look at a case where it is possible for it to be found that there is contributory negligence on the part of both parties to an accident. We also look at a case in NSW where the Plaintiff was awarded $746,765 in compensation after sustaining severe a back injury as a result of the fault of the other driver involved. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia, and TAC Lawyer (name of Lawyer) as they discuss the ins and outs of the motor vehicle accident compensation schemes.
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  • Comcare Case Update
    Tonight we look at the Comcare scheme in Australia which protects injured employees in federal workplaces. We look at a case where an injured worker at Telstra appealed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and subsequently to the Federal Court of Australia after Telstra rejected his secondary claim for psychiatric injuries resulting from his primary physical injuries. We also look at a case where an injured worker at Australia Post lodged an application for review with the tribunal after Australia Post determined that there was no entitlement in relation to the shoulder injury. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Litigation Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Comcare Lawyer, Alexandra Agathouli, as they discuss the Comcare system.
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  • Workers' Compensation Case Update
    Tonight we look at the Comcare scheme in Australia which protects injured employees in federal workplaces. We look at a case where an injured worker at Telstra appealed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and subsequently to the Federal Court of Australia after Telstra rejected his secondary claim for psychiatric injuries resulting from his primary physical injuries. We also look at a case where an injured worker at Australia Post lodged an application for review with the tribunal after Australia Post determined that there was no entitlement in relation to the shoulder injury. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Litigation Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Comcare Lawyer, Alexandra Agathouli, as they discuss the Comcare system.
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  • The Effects of Bullying with Amy Cleland
    On Easter Saturday last year, cyberbullying claimed the life of 19 year old Jessica Cleland. The night before her death, her social media accounts were flooded with horrible sentiments. Jessica’s sister, Amy, speaks about the tragic circumstances surrounding her sister’s death and the devastating impact cyberbullying can have on young people. Amy joins Managing Partner Tony Carbone and Director of Gravia Media, Vivienne Ryan, to discuss this important issue.
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  • Aviation and Personal Injury
    Tonight we look at personal injury in the air. Aviation law in this regard can be quite complex tune in and hear it explained simply by our hosts. We look at the differences in Commonwealth and State legislation and into the interesting case of the Pel-Air crash which occurred in 2009 and the recently handed down 2015 case. Join managing partner Tony Carbone and Insurance Partner Nunzio Tartaglia and Insurance Lawyer Jessica Rosla discuss this interesting topic.
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  • TAC Case Update 2
    Tonight we bring you a case update for TAC. We look at the importance of judges giving sufficient reasons in a case where reasons were found to be insufficient and the importance of seeking legal representation after a self represented plaintiff loses their case. We also look at a case where a plaintiff was awarded over $1 million dollars after being struck on a dark road where the driver was intoxicated. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia and TAC Lawyer Ahmed Pervaz discuss these recent cases.
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  • Insurance Case Update
    Tonight we bring you a case update for Insurance Litigation. We look at the issue of and recent case law on contributory negligence on the part of injured individuals who bring a claim for compensation, what defences local Councils and other third parties may have in relation to individuals bringing an action against them for injuries sustained in order to mitigate or reduce their liability, and what constitutes “reasonable” with regard to the steps needed to be taken by an insured occupier when an individual is injured on their property. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Insurance Lawyer Jessica Rosla discuss these recent issues in Insurance Litigation.
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  • Insurance Case Update
    Tonight we bring you a case update for Insurance Litigation. We look at the issue of and recent case law on contributory negligence on the part of injured individuals who bring a claim for compensation, what defences local Councils and other third parties may have in relation to individuals bringing an action against them for injuries sustained in order to mitigate or reduce their liability, and what constitutes “reasonable” with regard to the steps needed to be taken by an insured occupier when an individual is injured on their property. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Insurance Lawyer Jessica Rosla discuss these recent issues in Insurance Litigation.
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  • Workers' Compensation in South Australia
    Tonight we look at the new South Australian worker’s compensation system. The old and tired South Australian worker’s compensation has finally been given the makeover it required. After years of criticism South Australia welcomes the new Return to Work Act 2014 (SA). Join managing partner Tony Carbone, Workcover Partner John Karantzis and Workcover Lawyer Irena Krakic as they discuss the ins and outs of the new system.
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  • Issues in Family Law
    The end of a relationship or marriage is a difficult time. Separation, divorce, dividing property and other assets, custody battles – the area of family law is complex and can be difficult to navigate, especially during an emotional time. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, Lawyer Jessica Rosla and Practice Group Leader at Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Steven Edward, as they demystify the area of family law.
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  • The effects of bullying with Amy Cleland
    On Easter Saturday last year, cyberbullying claimed the life of 19 year old Jessica Cleland. The night before her death, her social media accounts were flooded with horrible sentiments. Jessica’s sister, Amy, speaks about the tragic circumstances surrounding her sister’s death and the devastating impact cyberbullying can have on young people. Amy joins Managing Partner Tony Carbone and Director of Gravia Media, Vivienne Ryan, to discuss this important issue.
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  • Men's Health and Blue September
    Tonight we discuss the issue of early diagnosis in men’s health issues and in particular Blue September. Blue September is aiming to raise funds to promote early diagnosis of cancer in men and aims to purchase specialised equipment for the new Prostate Cancer Centre funded by Australian Prostate Cancer Research. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, Insurance Partner Nunzio Tartaglia and Director of Gravia Media Vivienne Ryan discuss this important issue.
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  • What's in the news?
    Tonight we take a look at the latest news in an extended edition of our ‘What’s in the news’ segment. We take a look at the latest news stories and the relevant legal issues. Join managing Partner Tony Carbone, TAC partner Don Maffia and Director of Gravia Media Vivienne Ryan discuss the latest news stories and their legal context.
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  • Road safety with Roadwhyz Victoria
    Tonight we talk Road safety with James Callanan of Roadwhyz Victoria. Roadwhyz was established after the rate of serious injury amongst young drivers whilst travelling in motor vehicles was on a steady incline. Roadwhyz offer an educational program to schools which empowers school children to better understand the road and encourage them to make good decisions on the road. Join James Callanan, managing partner Tony Carbone and TAC partner Don Maffia to discuss Roadwhyz and the importance of keeping safe on the road.
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  • Aviation and Personal Injury
    Tonight we look at personal injury in the air. Aviation law in this regard can be quite complex tune in and hear it explained simply by our hosts. We look at the differences in Commonwealth and State legislation and into the interesting case of the Pel-Air crash which occurred in 2009 and the recently handed down 2015 case. Join managing partner Tony Carbone and Insurance Partner Nunzio Tartaglia and Insurance Lawyer Jessica Rosla discuss this interesting topic.
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  • TAC Case Update
    Tonight we look at the latest cases in the world of TAC. We take a look a new High Court Decision which found that the brother of person who died in a car accident, who was not at the scene, could not receive compensation for his psychological injury. We also look at a case where a motorcyclist was injured in collision with motor vehicle on bend in dirt road, a case which helps define what a motor vehicle is and a case where a drunk pedestrian found to be 66% contributorily negligent for his own death. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia and TAC Lawyer Alistair Boughton discuss these recent cases.
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  • The Road to Recovery with Harry Zachariou
    Tonight we are joined by Harry Zachariou who on a routine 16km ride to work was hit by a van and flung onto the bitumen. He was diagnosed as a paraplegic but refused to accept that fate. Harry set himself 4 goals, the first of which was to walk. Harry went on to achieve his goals and his story continues. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia and Harry Zachariou discuss his road to recovery and incredible story.
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  • CareChoice – Community Care Services
    Tonight Glen Jansz and Suzie Newall of Carechoice join us to discuss their important role of providing community care. CareChoice are a registered provider for the TAC and Worksafe and support an extensive number of people that have suffered severe injuries in Victoria. CareChoice offer a range of in-home and community care services including personal and domestic care, mobility support, social support and even offer 24 hour care. Join TAC Partner Don Maffia, Insurance Partner Nunzio Tartaglia, Glen Jansz and Suzie Newall discuss this important service provider.
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  • IHearYou® with Dr Elaine Saunders
    Tonight we are joined by Dr Elaine Saunders, an award-winning audiologist, who has developed the IHearYou® system. This system allows clients to fully customise their hearing aids to their personal preferences without the need to visit an audiologist, which has before this never been possible. The device can be also used on PCs, tablets and smartphones. Join Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia, TAC Partner Don Maffia and Dr Elaine Saunders discuss this exciting new device.
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  • The Road to Recovery with Harry Zachariou
    Tonight we are joined by Harry Zachariou who on a routine 16km ride to work was hit by a van and flung onto the bitumen. He was diagnosed as an incomplete quadriplegic but refused to accept that fate. Harry set himself 4 goals, the first of which was to walk. Harry went on to achieve his goals and his story continues. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, TAC Partner, Don Maffia and Harry Zachariou discuss his road to recovery and incredible story.
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  • Insurance Case Update
    Tonight we look at the latest cases in the world of Public Liability. A homeowner is found not liable for a balcony collapse at their home, a plaintiff is granted almost $65,000.00 after a slip in Westfield and Woolworths is found not liable because the risk of injury was insignificant. We also take a look into the role of the jury in civil trials. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Insurance lawyer, Jessica Rosla explore the world of Public Liability law.
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  • Workcover Case Update
    Tonight we look at some recent Victorian Workcover cases. We look at the recent Victoria decision of Govic v Boral where the worker was granted compensation for pain and suffering. We also look at the decision of a Medical Panel, which was challenged but in the end upheld and lastly a Workcover claim in the context of a family business. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Workcover Partner, John Karantzis and Nardine Hanna, Workcover Associate and Branch leader discuss these exciting cases.
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  • TAC Case Update
    Tonight we look at the latest cases in the world of TAC. From a woman being granted $143,590 after being run over by her dog to a decision upholding the TAC’s decision to cease weekly payments tonight’s episode covers it all. We also have a brief look into a decision finding that a judge wrongly decided that the applicant’s prospects of becoming a chef were not lost as a result of a transport accident. Join Managing Partner Tony Carbone, TAC Partner Don Maffia and TAC lawyer Anna Hall discuss these recent cases.
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  • Medical Negligence Case Update
    Tonight we look at the latest cases in the world of Medical Negligence. We look into the recently issued proceedings against anaesthetist James Peters who infected patients with Hepatitis C. Then we take a look into a range of other recently decided cases including a case about a jockey who dies following long term prescription of morphine, a case where a patient loses his leg and case about a botched breast surgery in which the plaintiff is entitled to $84,315. Join Insurance Partner Nunzio Tartaglia, Workcover Partner John Karantzis and Insurance lawyer Jessica Rosla discuss these recent cases.
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  • In the News - Extended Edition
    Tonight we dive into the latest news stories. An extended version of our ‘What’s in the news’ segment, we look at the news and at a range of legal issues. Join Workcover Partner John Karantzis, Insurance Partner Nunzio Tartaglia and Director of Gravia Media Vivienne Ryan discuss the latest news stories.
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  • The rise of violence against ambulance officers
    There has been a concerning trend of rising violence against ambulance officers. It is paramount that our ambulance officers have a safe workplace so that they may continue their important work effectively and safely. Tonight we are joined by Danny Hill the Assistant Secretary at Ambulance Employees Australia Victoria to discuss worker safety and how we might try and improve the safety for our vital healthcare workers. Danny Hill joins Managing Partner, Tony Carbone and Workcover Partner John Karantzis to discuss this important and pressing issue.
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  • TAC Psychological injuries with Dr Nathan Serry
    Making a claim for psychological injury as a result of a transport accident just got tough. Recent reforms to TAC legislation mean that people suffering from psychological injuries will only receive compensation if they meet strict new thresholds; including the need to consult a psychiatrist or psychologist for at least 3 years. These reforms effectively make it impossible to successfully access compensation. Join Dr Nathan Serry, Managing Partner Tony Carbone and TAC partner Don Maffia discuss these reforms and their effect on our system.
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  • Superannuation Case Update
    Tonight we will give you an update on the case law in superannuation. We look specifically at the definition of total and permanent disablement and what kind of injury satisfies that definition. In one case an extensive upper body and wrist injury is found to constitute total and permanent disablement, meanwhile person who is unable to find work is not classed as totally and permanently disabled. We also take a closer look at the powers of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal. Join Managing Parter, Tony Carbone, Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Superannuation Senior Associate Sarah Snowden discuss the world of superannuation.
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  • Workcover Case Update
    Tonight we look at the latest cases in the world of Workcover. From a drunken injury sustained during a fight with a boss to bullying and harassment claims, tonight’s episode has it all! Tonight’s cases will demonstrate the scope of the Workcover legislation and how it operates. We also take a close look at the decision of a Medical Appeal Panel in assessing a worker’s injury. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Workcover Partner, John Karantzis and James Richardson, Workcover lawyer discuss these recent cases.
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  • Youth Work with Les Twentyman
    Les Twentyman has been on the frontline of heartbreak and hope for over 30 years. He is one of Australia’s best-known youth outreach workers and social campaigners. If anyone has a real insight into the life of our struggling youth it is Les Twentyman. Tonight watch Les Twentyman join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone and TAC Partner, Don Maffia discuss the state of our society and hear about the great work that Les is doing to make a difference.
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  • The Pancare Foundation
    The Pancare Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2011 by leading cancer surgeon, Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam. The foundation advocates putting a lasting spotlight on pancreatic, liver, biliary and foregut cancer. These types of cancers are considered to be the ‘silent’ cancers. They’re difficult to detect in their early stages, and very aggressive. In this episode we take a look a closer look at the fantastic work of the Pancare Foundation. Join Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam alongside Managing Partner, Tony Carbone and Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia discuss the work of the Pancare Foundation and bring this important issue to light.
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  • Workcover & Athletes with Ian Prendergast
    Currently in Victoria, professional athletes are not covered under Workcover legislation. So then what happens when a professional athlete suffers an injury in the course of their work? Who insures them and to whom do they make a claim? Jockey’s have been granted a special exception. Why are jockeys given special treatment? Should Workcover be extended to include all professional athletes? Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Workcover Partner, John Karantzis and Ian Prendergast discuss this hotly debated topic and dive into the world of Workcover and professional athletes.
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  • The Perils of Nightlife
    The perils of nightlife. From slips on the dance floor to altercations with security. What can go wrong and what happens afterwards? On this exciting episode we explore the dangers of a night on the town. Join Partners and personal injury experts Tony Carbone, John Karantzis, Don Maffia and Insurance Associate Jessica Rosla as they explore recent cases relating to nightlife.
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  • Insurance Case Update
    Today we look at some weird and wacky cases in the world of Public Liability law. Today’s cases include a woman being granted 2.9 million after witnessing her husband’s death when his car fell from a two story car park, a landlord being made liable to pay damages of $213,784.00 after he placed an outdoor mat in the front door of a recently vacated house, McDonald’s being liable for damages of $179,000 after a rescuer is injured in their restaurant and damages being granted and then reversed on appeal after a man who fell down at an ice rink. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Jessica Rosla, Insurance lawyer discuss these recent cases.
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  • Hunter v McKenna with Helen Versey
    This episode is part two of our discussion of the compulsory detention of mentally ill patients and related issues of medical negligence, with Legal Member of the Mental Health Tribunal, Helen Versey. Helen joins us again to discuss the case of Hunter and New England Local Health District v McKenna [2014] HCA 44, in which the High Court found that, due to statutory obligations under the (then) Mental Health Act 1990 (NSW), a hospital and doctor had no duty to the family of a man killed by a patient released from that hospital.
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  • Professional Athletes and Workcover with Ian Prendergast
    Currently in Victoria, professional athletes are not covered under Workcover legislation. So then what happens when a professional athlete suffers an injury in the course of their work? Who insures them and to whom do they make a claim? Jockey’s have been granted a special exception. Why are jockeys given special treatment? Should Workcover be extended to include all professional athletes? Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Workcover Partner, John Karantzis and Ian Prendergast discuss this hotly debated topic and dive into the world of Workcover and professional athletes.
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  • TAC Case Update
    Today we look at the latest cases in the world of TAC. The Courts are sending a strong message that pedestrians must take responsibility for their own safety on the road. In all the cases we look at tonight, pedestrians are found partly responsible for injuries they sustain. Simply put careless pedestrians are being held accountable in our Courts, so beware and be safe. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone and TAC Partner, Don Maffia and TAC lawyer, Ahmed discuss these new cases.
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  • Big Bad Bullies
    Bullying it’s an age old problem that is still plaguing our community. Thank goodness for foundations such as Bully Zero that are working towards a bully free society. This episode takes a closer look at the prevalence of bullying. We look at the impacts of bullying and focus on the techniques being relied up to try to stamp out all kinds of bullying in our community, looking specifically at the rise of Cyber bullying. Oscar Yildiz joins Managing Partner, Tony Carbone and Worckover Partner, John Karantzis to discuss the effects of bullying in our community and shed light on how to tackle it.
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  • The Pancare Foundation
    The Pancare Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2011 by leading cancer surgeon, Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam. The foundation advocates putting a lasting spotlight on pancreatic, liver, biliary and foregut cancer. These types of cancers are considered to be the ‘silent’ cancers. They’re difficult to detect in their early stages, and very aggressive. In this episode we take a look a closer look at the fantastic work of the Pancare Foundation. Join Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam alongside Managing Partner, Tony Carbone and Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia discuss the work of the Pancare Foundation and bring this important issue to light.
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  • TAC Campaigns with Samantha Cockfield
    The TAC has recently launched several new campaigns including; ‘The Safe System’ and ‘Be on the ball: distractions lead to disaster'. The TAC envisions a future where every journey is a safe one and these campaigns aim to make this vision a reality. Samantha Cockfield, TAC Road Safety Manager, joins Managing Partner, Tony Carbone and TAC Partner, Don Maffia to discuss these important campaigns and the importance of safety on our roads.
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  • The Wrongs Act Inquiry
    Tonight we will explain how law reform operates! This episode will give viewers an insight into the practical steps that bring about law reform. We will explain how recommended changes to the Wrongs Act 1958 (the Act) will benefit injured people, and also address aspects of the changes that do not go far enough. It is worth noting that the changes referred to have not been implemented, and with the recent change of government, it is unclear what will happen. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Jessica Rosla, Insurance Associate discuss these proposed changes and explain law reform more generally.
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  • Slips and Falls at Work
    Have you ever had a fall at work? Then this episode is for you! In this episode we fall head over heels into the world Workcover and look at the most recent cases. In these cases: a deckhand trips over a step on a ferry; a cleaner slips on a wet bathroom floor; and a worker falls over in the courtyard of her office building! We also have a brief look into the danger of trenches on worksites following the recent death of a young Melbourne worker. Join Tony Carbone, Managing Partner, John Karantzis, accredited specialist in WorkCover and Steve Notarianni, WorkCover Associate to learn valuable lessons from each of these cases.
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  • The Bolam Principle and the Saatchi Bill
    This episode reviews proposed reforms to the UK law in the area of medical negligence. Lord Saatchi devised the Bill after the loss of his wife to ovarian cancer. The Bill supports innovative treatments for patients, by removing the fear of litigation from doctors who act responsibly, with peer and patient consent. The Bill arguably improves upon existing protections against medical negligence, by giving doctors, patients and judges much greater clarity as to what negligent and dangerous practice by clinicians is and what careful and reasonable innovation is. Join Managing Partner, Tony Carbone, Insurance Partner, Nunzio Tartaglia and Insurance Associate, Alice Robinson discuss the possibilities and shortcomings of innovative medicine.
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  • The effects of road trauma with Dr Fiona Reidy
    This episode puts a human face to families affected by road trauma. Dr Fiona Reidy lost her son, Rory McCaffrey, in a car accident in 2011 and now she shares her story with us. Dr Reidy also discusses the importance of social inclusion for people with disabilities that have arisen as a result of a transport accident. Join Dr Reidy, Tony Carbone, Managing Partner, and Partners and personal injury experts Don Maffia and Nunzio Tartaglia discuss the effects of road trauma.
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  • The Perils of Nightlife
    The perils of nightlife. From slips on the dance floor to altercations with security. What can go wrong and what happens afterwards? On this exciting episode we explore the dangers of a night on the town. Join Partners and personal injury experts Tony Carbone, John Karantzis, Don Maffia and Insurance Associate Jessica Rosla as they explore recent cases relating to nightlife.
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  • Security for workers in hospitals with Dr Wong
    Dr Michael Wong, Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, was left fighting for his life after being stabbed 14 times in the main entrance of the Western Hospital. Dr Wong is not the only health worker who has been attacked at work either. With rising violence in the health sector, it is imperative that these workplaces be kept safe for health workers and patients alike. Join Dr Wong, Tony Carbone, Managing Partner, and Partners and personal injury experts John Karantzis and Don Maffia discuss the safety of workers in the health sector.
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  • The big news of 2014!
    This episode covers the big topics in news and compensation this year! From Malaysia Airlines to Ebola...join Tony Carbone, personal injury expert with over 30 years experience, John Karantzis, workers’ compensation accredited specialist, and Don Maffia, transport accident partner, to hear a legal analysis of the big stories in 2014!
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  • Episode 12: Brendan Schwab of the Australian Athletes Alliance
    Sports lawyer and Secretary General of the Australian Athletes Alliance, Brendan Schwab, joins the team to talk all things sport. From the Essendon saga to workers’ compensation for jockeys, the team discuss the best way to achieve a level playing field for all sportspeople. And tune in to hear why catching drug cheats is not as simple as you might think! Tony Carbone, personal injury expert with over 30 years experience, John Karantzis, workers’ compensation accredited specialist discuss these issues and more.
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  • Episode 11: Helen Versey and the Mental Health Tribunal
    Did you know that some people who are mentally ill can receive compulsory treatment? Helen Versey, Legal Member of the Mental Health Tribunal joins the team to discuss the work of the Tribunal. Join Helen, Tony Carbone, Managing Partner, and Nunzio Tartaglia, Insurance Partner, to hear about hotly debated High Court cases!
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  • Episode 10: modified vehicles and the TAC
    It doesn’t seem to make sense that if the Transport Accident Commission has spent money on rehabilitating injured people, they can use this reason to reject spending money on rehabilitating injured people! But this was the basis that the TAC refused to fund a modified car for a person who is severely injured. Fortunately for the injured man, the Court of Appeal thought otherwise – it was his rehabilitation not the TAC’s money that was most important! Join Tony Carbone, personal injury expert with over 30 years experience, Don Maffia TAC Partner and Anna Hall, TAC Lawyer to discuss the latest cases.
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  • Episode 9: How to access your legal rights!
    Did you know that around 50% of people with a legal issue don’t know or pursue their rights? This episode gives you everything you need to know about your rights – from how to dispute your parking fine to why the Constitution is important to you! Joh Kirby, Executive Director of the Victoria Law Foundation, joins Tony Carbone, personal injury expert of over 30 years and Vivienne Ryan, former lawyer and Gravia Media Director, to de-mystify the law.
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  • Episode 8: Worker's rights
    Lies, murder and chickens...you’ll find it all in this episode! In these cases: a barrister insinuated that a worker colluded with her lawyer to lie about the injuries she received during the Black Saturday bushfires; a murdered man’s wife claimed compensation after he was kidnapped and thrown over a cliff when a used car deal wasn’t what it seemed; and a truck driver sued his employer for making him unload soggy poultry! Join Tony Carbone, personal injury expert with over 30 years experience, John Karantzis, accredited specialist in WorkCover and Nardine Hanna, WorkCover Associate, to uncover the law in this unusual collection of cases!
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  • Episode 7: Partners’ favourite cases
    What kind of car accident case needs a jury to decide who was driving? Whose fault is it when a man throwing away an old TV gets injured? Get a glimpse into what makes lawyers tick when Nunzio Tartaglia, Insurance Partner, and Don Maffia, Transport Accident Compensation Partner, discuss their favourite cases with Tony Carbone, personal injury expert with over 30 years experience.
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  • Episode 5: Mock trial in the old Melbourne Magistrates’ Court
    Law students at university often take part in mock trials, called ‘moots’, to gain real experience presenting a case to a judge in court. This episode will take you inside the old Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to see all the action that takes place in court! The case is presented by RMIT and University of Melbourne law students, with the expert PI Law Show team – Tony Carbone, John Karantzis and Steve Notarianni – acting as judges! You will come to understand the formalities of a court room and the details of the real life case this moot was based upon. Was the outcome of the moot the same as the real case? Tune in to find out!
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  • Episode 3: Superannuation 'Total and Permanent Disablement' claims
    Superannuation policies often include cover for people who are faced with the tragic circumstance of becoming totally and permanently disabled. This ensures that those who sustain severe injuries receive the benefits they need. The cases discussed in this episode remind us that in these types of cases, insurers must conduct proper investigations when an injured person makes a claim. If they do not, they can become liable to pay the person interest for the time in which they failed to conduct proper investigations. Join Partners and personal injury experts, Nunzio Tartaglia and Don Maffia, and Superannuation Associate, Sarah Snowden, to find out more.
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  • Episode 2: Medical Panels and your injury
    You might think it is clear cut whether or not you have an injury...but an injury can become a big issue in compensation cases. That is where Medical Panels step in: panels of doctors who provide an independent assessment and opinion on your injury. Join Partners and personal injury experts, John Karantzis and Don Maffia, and workers compensation Associate, James Richardson. The team will walk you through some cases to show how Medical Panels operate and what their opinions mean.
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  • Episode 1: Drunk pedestrians, disappearing drivers
    If you are injured in a transport accident, and the person or vehicle that caused your injury can’t be found, you are still entitled to compensation. But if you are drunk and injure yourself walking into a car...it might be another story! Join Partners and personal injury experts, Don Maffia and John Karantzis, and transport accident compensation Lawyer, Alistair Boughton, to find out more.
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  • Episode 13: Comcare and work-related travel
    The controversial case discussed in this episode involves a woman who was injured whilst having sex on a work-related trip. Did she get compensation? Tune in to find out what the High Court said! Interestingly, the case fell under the Comcare scheme because the woman worked in a ‘federal workplace’. This applies to people who are employed by the Australian Public Service or companies such as Australia Post, Commonwealth Bank, Linfox or Telstra. If this is you, you will not be covered by WorkCover, but by Comcare. In this episode, experienced Comcare Lawyer Alexandra Agathouli joins Partners Nunzio Tartaglia and John Karantzis to explain how Comcare operates.
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  • Episode 12: Legal issues in regional and rural areas

    People living in rural areas face many specific legal issues that are different to those in urban areas. Join Tony Carbone, personal injury expert with over 30 years experience, Don Maffia, TAC Partner and Cameron Cowar, Senior Associate from Ballarat, to find out more. Rural and regional issues may include access to lawyers and the courts, serious injuries caused by industrial and farming incidents, significant risks associated with motor vehicles travelling at high speeds on rural roads, as well as the dangers associated with dangerous vehicles such as quad bikes used recreationally and at work.


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  • Episode 11: grandparents, gardeners and insurance!

    Grandparents, tenants, gardeners and patients – there’s something for everyone in this episode! The team discuss the most up to date cases to explain when grandparents may be just as responsible for a child’s wellbeing as their parents, how a steep driveway and hazards in the garden can cause problems for landlords and property owners, and the perils of representing yourself in court without a lawyer. To find out about all the areas of life that can be impacted by insurance and compensation, join Tony Carbone, personal injury expert with over 30 years experience, Nunzio Tartaglia, Insurance Partner, and Alice Robinson, Insurance Associate, to hear their expert opinions.


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  • Episode 8: Workers' compensation law reforms in South Australia

    The current South Australian workers' compensation scheme has been heavily criticised for its poor performance over the last 10 years, resulting in demands for a complete reformulation of the scheme. The Minister for Industrial Relations, John Rau, recently released a policy statement outlining proposals for significant long-term reform of the workers' compensation scheme in South Australia. Join Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer with over 30 years experience, John Karantzis, accredited specialist and WorkCover partner, and Chris Katsoulas, a workers' compensation and motor vehicle accidents expert based in South Australia, as they update you on the proposed reforms, and discuss how the changes could affect you.


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  • Episode 7: Motor accident compensation in South Australia and Victoria

    In this episode the team provide you with an overview of the fault-based motor vehicle accident compensation scheme in South Australia, and its no-fault counterpart in Victoria. The latest changes to the law in this area will also be explored. Join Tony Carbone, a lawyer with over 30 years experience in personal injuries, Chris Katsoulas, motor vehicle accident and workers’ compensation partner, as well as John Karantzis, accredited specialist and WorkCover partner to hear their expert opinions.


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  • Episode 6: Insurance case update

    If another person is at fault for your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Common injuries in public liability cases include slips and falls on private property such as a driveway, as well as injuries caused by medical negligence and the failure of medical practitioners to warn about the risks of medication. Join Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer with over 30 years experience, public liability expert Nunzio Tartaglia, and lawyer Jessica Rosla as they discuss vital information that you need to know when seeking compensation in these scenarios.


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  • Episode 5: Transport accident compensation update

    In this episode the team bring you the latest cases and changes to the law in the area of transport accident compensation, and discuss how the changes affect you. Join Tony Carbone, a lawyer with over 30 years experience in personal injuries, transport accident compensation partner Don Maffia, as well as lawyer Alistair Boughton to hear their expert opinions.


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  • Episode 4: Bullying and the law

    Schoolyards, workplaces, cyberspace: what do they have in common? Bullies. Oscar Yildiz, CEO of Bully Zero, will join the team to discuss the prevalent problem of bullying in our community and what can be done about it. Bully Zero’s mission is to protect and empower Australians to live free from bullying. There are a range of Victorian and Australian laws that relate to bullying and the PI Law Show team will help you understand them. Tony Carbone, personal injury expert with over 30 years experience and Nunzio Tartaglia discuss Brodie’s law, brand new Federal bullying legislation, and how victims of bullying can seek compensation.


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  • Episode 3: Workers' compensation update
    The law and government policies are changing all the time...it is important to understand these changes and how they affect you. In this episode the team bring you the latest cases and changes to the law in the area of workers compensation. Join Tony Carbone, personal injury expert with over 30 years experience, John Karantzis, accredited specialist and WorkCover partner as well as Nardine Hanna, Associate to hear their expert opinions.
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  • Episode 2: Rail trauma with TrackSAFE and Metro Trains Melbourne
    This episode is the second in our two part series on train and rail safety. This week, join train driver Tony Brock and CEO Andrew Lezala from Metro Trains Melbourne to hear about what it is really like for employers and workers who have to cope with fatalities on the tracks. They join workers compensation expert and partner, John Karantzis, to talk about TrackSAFE initiatives. These initiatives are leading the world in helping train drivers and the public combat the traumatic effects of near collisions and fatalities on the rail network.
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  • Episode 1: Preventing rail trauma with TrackSAFE
    TrackSAFE is a charity established by the Australian Rail Industry to reduce near collisions, injuries and fatalities on the rail network resulting from suicide and reckless behaviour, in doing so creating a better workplace for rail employees. Chairman Bob Herbert discusses the first-of-its-kind program that TrackSAFE have created, because 'every employee deserves to go to work, do their job, and return home safely'. Join personal injury partners, Don Maffia and Nunzio Tartaglia to find out why vigilance and alertness around trains and the rail network is integral in the protection of the public. And remember to stay tuned next week to hear the real life experiences of train driver Tony Brock and CEO Andrew Lezala from Metro Trains Melbourne!
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  • Episode 13: The Huddle at North Melbourne Football Club

    This week the PI Law Show tries something new – we head out to play footy with The Huddle at the North Melbourne Football Club! The Huddle is an educational and community facility designed to address youth disengagement in the local area. Tune in to hear Dr Sonja Hood explain how The Huddle has re-defined the way in which sporting organisations interact with their communities. You will also get an exclusive view around the ground of an AFL Club! The PI Law Show is proud to support The Huddle and get involved in our local communities.


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  • Episode 12: The Juries Commissioner's Office at the County Court

    See inside the Juries Commissioner's Office at the County Court! This episode is the second part of our two-part special on juries. In this episode we discuss big legal issues facing juries today with Juries Commissioner Paul Dore. 'Trial by social media' has become such a big problem that the Victorian Department of Justice commissioned a report to tackle the issue. The team will discuss the problems and solutions presented by the report. The team will also explain the pros and cons of trial by jury -- did you know that Victoria is the last Australian State in which a party to a civil trial has a right to trial by jury? Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer with over 30 years experience and compensation partner John Karantzis will take you behind the scenes at the County Court, so tune in!


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  • Episode 11: A day in the life of a juror at the Juries Commissioner's Office

    Visit the County Court with us! This episode is the first part of our two-part special on juries. The team will visit Paul Dore, Juries Commissioner at the County Court. You will get an exclusive sneak peek into the daily life of a juror! Find out: what the 'juries pool room' looks like, how juries are chosen, the importance of secrecy, the tough decisions they face, and what happens when things go wrong...like in the case of the sleeping juror! Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer with over 30 years experience and compensation partner Don Maffia take you behind the scenes at the County Court, so tune in!


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  • Episode 9: Black boxes and dash cams with Delta-V Experts
    Black boxes have captured our attention following the disappearance of flight MH370. What most people don’t know is that today, 96% of new cars are manufactured with their own black box or ‘event data recorder’! The black box can record all manner of electrical data in the lead up to an accident and be used by police or engineers to reconstruct an accident scene. Dash cams are also event data recorders which are becoming more commonly used by motorists to film their experiences on the road. Tia Gaffney, Senior Forensic Engineer from Delta-V Experts, joins Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of over 30 years, and Don Maffia, transport accident expert. Tia uses a case study to explain how event data recorders can recreate an event to save lives and liability.
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  • Episode 8: Cosmetic surgery travel and 'wrongful birth' cases
    The team discuss two highly contentious areas in the law today. Firstly, it is not uncommon for Australians to suffer botched cosmetic surgery after travelling overseas for cheaper surgery. Insurers are now offering package luxury holidays with surgery included! The team ask if this is risky and who foots the bill if something goes wrong? Secondly, in ‘wrongful birth’ claims, parents of a child born with severe disabilities, following the negligence of a medical practitioner, can sue in relation to the birth of that child. This is a sensitive area of law because of its moral implications. Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of over 30 years, and Nunzio Tartaglia, insurance expert, are joined by insurance lawyer Alice Robinson to debate these delicate issues.
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  • Episode 7: Leader of the Vic Greens, Greg Barber MLC

    Climate change is damaging your health; a motorist who opens a car door into the path of a cyclist without looking is liable for a fine; the Inquiry into the Hazelwood Power Station fire has all the powers of a Royal Commission; legislation making it easier for firefighters with cancer to access worker’s compensation will cost less than our current scheme...learn about these issues and more with Greg Barber MLC, Parliamentary leader of the Victorian Greens. Greg joins Toby Carbone, personal injury lawyer of over 30 years, and Don Maffia, transport accident partner, to debate public health and safety policies facing our community today.


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  • Episode 6: Ambulance Employees Australia

    A dispute with the Government, media accusations, dangerous motorbike squads, deaths and assaults: sound like a story? Well, these are just a few of the serious issues facing our hard working paramedics every day. Union Secretary Steve McGhie of Ambulance Employees Australia joins Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer with over 30 years experience and workers compensation expert John Karantzis to talk through these issues and more. If you care about the ambos who care for you, tune in!


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  • Episode 5: The duty of disclosure in insurance policies

    If you took out an insurance policy but got some facts about your health wrong, do you think the policy would still apply if you made a health-related claim? This episode de-mystifies the ‘duty of disclosure’ in insurance contracts and explains what you need to tell the insurer. Some of the cases might surprise you! Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer with over 30 years experience, and insurance law expert Nunzio Tartaglia discuss this duty with superannuation associate Sarah Snowden. The team will inform you about how to make sure you’re protecting yourself.


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  • Episode 4: Workers compensation law in South Australia

    Workers who are injured at work in South Australia may be entitled to compensation under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986. In this episode South Australian lawyer Peter Kourbelis discusses some of the main differences between South Australian and Victorian workers’ compensation law with Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer with over 30 years experience, and workers compensation expert John Karantzis.

    Did you know that an injured worker in South Australia can claim damages for ‘loss of consortium’ where their injury has impacted on relations with their spouse?


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  • Episode 3: Public liability law in South Australia

    If another person is at fault for your injury you may be entitled to compensation.
    Common injuries in public liability cases include slips and falls on private
    property or in public places such as supermarkets and shopping centres; accidents
    occurring at school, on planes, at a sporting event, in pubs and clubs, or in a
    public place; injuries caused by defective products; and dog bites and animal
    attacks. The laws in States can vary, and South Australian legal partner Chris
    Katsoulas brings his expertise to discuss the most important differences with
    Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer with over 30 years experience and public
    liability expert Nunzio Tartaglia.


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  • Episode 2: TAC case update

    Join Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, Don Maffia, transport accident compensation expert and lawyer Aki Munir to discuss the latest transport accident cases. In Woodley v TAC, a horse escaped from a paddock and strayed onto a highway, tragically killing a woman in the car and injuring her daughter. Should the TAC or the owners of the paddock pay compensation to the family? The team will discuss whether the paddock owners were negligent. In Gui v Weston, Mr Gui was involved in a minor car crash and then hit by Mr Weston’s car when crossing the road to call a tow truck. Faced with conflicting evidence about who went against a red light, who would you believe? At trial, the Court accepted Mr Weston’s story – tune in to find out if the Court of Appeal found differently.


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  • Episode 1: Protecting our firefighters - Part 2

    In our previous episode, Peter Marshall from the United Firefighters Union discussed the high risks of cancer faced by firefighters and how current workers compensation law is failing them. In this episode, firefighters Andrew Wood and Greg Cahill share their personal experiences. After an explosion in Middle Park earlier this year, Andrew heroically rescued police from fires, suffering burns and exposure to carcinogens in the process. Greg continues to work as a firefighter after losing a kidney to cancer, a cancer that his doctor only discovered by chance. Andrew’s and Greg’s experiences illustrate why Victorian workers compensation law must change. Join Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, and John Karantzis, workers compensation expert, if you care for firefighters who care for you.


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  • Episode 12: Changes to TAC legislation

    The state government is seeking to put laws in place that will stop children, retirees, stay-at-home mums, people with a disability and emergency services workers from accessing compensation if they develop a mental illness following a car accident. Clinical psychiatrist, Dr Nathan Serry, joins Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, and Don Maffia, transport accident compensation expert, to discuss widespread concerns about this legislation.


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  • Episode 11: TAC motorbike campaigns update with Sam Cockfield

    The TAC has recently launched ‘The Perfect Ride’ campaign, encouraging motorcyclists to ride safely. Sam Cockfield, TAC Road Safety Manager, joins the show to explain to viewers how and why the campaign has developed. Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of nearly 30 years and TAC personal injury expert Don Maffia will also be given a sneak preview of a brand new campaign, another first for the TAC.


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  • Episode 10: Genetic discrimination with Tim Vines

    DNA testing is becoming more widespread as people want to find out the likelihood that they may develop or pass on a certain disease or condition. But this can lead to possibilities for discrimination based on genetic information. For example, when you apply for a job or access goods and services, such as insurance. Tim Vines from Civil Liberties Australia will join Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of nearly 30 years, Insurance lawyer Nunzio Tartaglia and workers compensation expert John Karantzis to discuss the problem of ‘genetic discrimination’.


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  • Episode 9: Darren Blyth’s story and terminal illness claims

    Real cases involve real people. Tune in to this episode to hear Darren Blyth’s story. He will talk openly about living with an injury, and his experience in making a personal injury claim for compensation. Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, and expert compensation lawyers Nunzio Tartaglia and Sarah Snowden will also explain the sensitive area of terminal illness superannuation claims to viewers.


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  • Episode 8: Sporting clubs and end of season celebrations with Good Sports

    At this time of year we’ve all heard of ‘Mad Monday’ pranks gone wrong...! In this episode Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, and compensation expert Nunzio Tartaglia discuss the responsibility of sporting clubs to players and the community. Rod Glenn-Smith from Good Sports joins the show to talk about the impacts of risky alchohol consumption, and what clubs can do to change drinking culture.


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  • Episode 13: Cancer compensation for firefighters - Part 1

    After five years of fighting fires to protect the community, firefighters are at least twice as likely as the rest of us to develop some forms of cancer. But under current Victorian laws it can be difficult for them to access workers compensation for cancer. Peter Marshall from the United Firefighters Union joins Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, and John Karantzis, workers compensation expert, to discuss why and how the law can be changed. If you care about firefighters who care for you, tune in.


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  • Episode 7: Texting and driving: TAC case update

    Have you ever text messaged a friend you know is driving? In America, a court found that if they have an accident while reading your text and injure somebody else, YOU might be held responsible for the accident! Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, discusses the risks and responsibilities of distracted drivers with transport accident expert Don Maffia and lawyer Alistair Boughton. The team also explain the problems of trying to have a case heard in Australian courts if your accident was overseas.


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  • Episode 6: Unusual injuries: Workcover case update

    Have you ever heard of the condition ‘cervical dystonia’, a compulsive jerking of the neck? In this episode, the team explain how medical opinions can differ in workers compensation cases about unusual injuries. Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, workers compensation expert John Karantzis and lawyer James Richardson will also explain the important differences between physical and psychiatric injuries.


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  • Episode 4: Medical negligence issues affecting women with Dr Beth Wilson

    Dr Beth Wilson, former Health Services Commissioner of Victoria for 15 years joins the show. Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer for nearly 30 years and personal injury expert Nunzio Tartaglia, will discuss with Dr Wilson the unique medical negligence issues faced by women. They will also explain how complaints can be made against health professionals. If you have ever had concerns with the conduct of your medical practitioner, this is a must watch episode!


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  • Episode 3: Motor vehicle accidents at work

    In Victoria a person injured at work can claim compensation through WorkSafe and a person injured in a transport accident can claim compensation through the Transport Accident Commission. But what happens when a person is injured in a transport accident while they are at work? After almost 30 years of personal injury law experience, Tony Carbone explains to viewers how this complex ‘crossover’ system works. TAC expert Don Maffia and lawyer Aki Munir will join Tony to discuss important case law.


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  • Episode 2: Litigation funding with Alex Martin of Quantum Funding

    Keeping your finances in order can be difficult at the best of times. For an injured person, the added financial strain of legal action may be daunting. In this episode Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, and personal injury expert Nunzio Tartaglia, speak with Alex Martin. As CEO of Quantum Litigation Funding Group Alex is in a unique position to explain how a person can access a loan to pursue their legal claim, without the stress of repayments if their claim is lost.


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  • Episode 1: Asylum seekers and compensation claims with Professor Zifcak

    Following our recent episode on this topical legal issue, international human rights expert Professor Spencer Zifcak will join the panel. With personal injury experts John Karantzis and Don Maffia, the Professor will discuss the rights and risks created by asylum seekers held in detention. He will also discuss his personal experiences teaching refugees who have been detained in camps for many years.


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  • Episode 12: ‘Back to Basics’ – the legal meaning of ‘negligence’

    Have you ever wondered how compensation claims work? In this episode you will hear expert personal injury lawyers Don Maffia, John Karantzis and Nardine Hanna explain the process of personal injury claims. They will also help you understand the steps people take to receive compensation for an injury incurred on the road or in the workplace. Tune in to tune up your knowledge of personal injury law!


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  • Episode 11: Professor Spencer Zifcak and the use of surveillance footage in personal injury claims

    Did you know that insurance companies often employ private investigators to take surveillance footage of people who have made a personal injury claim? In this episode join Tony Carbone, Personal Injury Lawyer of almost 30 years experience, John Karantzis, Accredited Personal Injury Law Specialist, and Professor Spencer Zifcak from Liberty Victoria. They will explain to you the role video evidence can play in personal injury claims.


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  • Episode 10: The Papua New Guinea plan and asylum seeker personal injury claims

    This episode will cover one of today’s most topical legal issues. Tony Carbone, Personal Injury Lawyer of over 30 years experience, TAC expert Don Maffia and Accredited Specialist John Karantzis will discuss compensation claims arising from the detention of asylum seekers. Tune in to see some great legal debate!


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  • Episode 9: Public liability and occupiers’ liability

    If you own or rent a property, home or business, chances are that you have responsibility as an ‘occupier’. That means, if a person is injured on your premises, you may be liable for that injury. In this episode, Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of almost 30 years, and personal injury experts Nunzio Tartaglia and Alvin Achariya, explain the risks you should look out for and your rights if you are injured.


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  • Episode 8: WorkCover Update: Current issues

    Workplace injuries can have devastating impacts on both the worker and the injured workers family. In this episode Tony Carbone, John Karantzis and Nardine Hanna analyse recent news and discuss potential worker compensation claims. If you have been injured at work or know someone who has been injured at work this episode is definitely for you.


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  • Episode 7: Road Safety Campaigns

    The Victorian Transport Accident Commission are regarded as world leaders in road safety campaigning. Since its formation the TAC has more than halved the annual road tolls, this is a great accomplishment. A big contributing factor is their advertising campaigns. In this episode Tony Carbone and Don Maffia, Personal Injury Specialists are joined by TAC’s very own Samantha Cockfield in discussing TAC campaigning and the rights of persons injured in transport accidents. This is a much watch episode if you have a car, motorbike, catch public transport or even cycle!


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  • Episode 6: Income Protection

    Do you have Income Protection? One is quick to insure his/her home or car but that same willingness is not always applied to insuring income. In hindsight this sounds outrageous. Why would you not insure the very thing that enables you to purchase your car, your home, your pet? Although the concept of taking out Income Protection is simple; claiming Income Protection needs to be approached with caution and the utmost respect. In this episode Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of over 25 years experience is joined by Nunzio Tartaglia and Insurance law specialist: Sarah Snowden. This is a must watch episode!


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  • Episode 5: Social Media and the Law

    Social media is a double edged sword, it can be used to highlight social injustices, keep in touch with family and friends or even generate business sales. However the prevalence of social media has caused a range of legal and social issues; Issues such as privacy, defamation and other areas of concern. In this episode Nunzio Tartaglia is joined by Vivianne Ryan and Peter Davis in discussing the legal implications of social media. Considering the world that we live in, where social media is a big part of our daily lives this is a must watch episode!


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  • Episode 4: Rescuers- Nervous shock

    Mental harm, nervous shock, psychiatric injury: whatever you refer to it as it is clear that these types of injuries can have devastating impacts on the individual’s lives. Having a recognised psychiatric injury does not only put you through mental anguish but may limit your ability to work or maintain your domestic and/or social life. In this episode Nunzio Tartaglia and Don Maffia are joined by Dr Nathan Serry in discussing the rights of rescuers in regards to psychiatric injury claims. This is a must watch episode as you never know, you may be placed in a situation where you are the rescuer!


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  • Episode 3: TAC update: Distracted drivers

    Motor vehicle accidents are quite common; experts have attributed the most common cause of motor vehicle accidents to driver distractions. Everyone behind the wheel has a duty of care to all other persons on the road; including pedestrians. Unfortunately Victorians have been constantly reminded of the risk of serious injury or even death as a result of driver distractions. In this episode our resident Personal Injury experts Tony Carbone, John Karantzis and Don Mafia discuss the potential legal implications arising from driver distractions. If you have been injured from a motor vehicle collision you may have a right to claim for compensation, regardless if you are at fault or not.


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  • Episode 2: Dangerous dogs with Moira Rayner

    Victoria is one of the most tightly regulated states in Australia. This is especially the case when considering the scope of Victoria’s Breed Specific legislation. Victoria’s dangerous dog laws have received renewed criticism after recent court proceedings ultimately challenged the validity and effectiveness of breed specific legislation. In this episode we are joined once again by animal rights activist and board member of Lawyers for Animals; Moira Rayner. Moira and Tony go at it again and evaluate Victoria’s Breed Specific legislation. Regardless if you are Pro-Breed Specific Legislation or Anti-Breed Specific Legislation this is a must watch episode.


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  • Episode 1: Asbestos update: a day in the life of an Asbestos Victim

    Asbestos continues to be a major problem in Australia. The pain and suffering individuals experience when diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases are horrendous. In an upcoming episode we are re- joined by Josh Fergeus from Asbestoswise, a non profit organisation providing information and advice about Asbestos along with support for victims and their families. Accompanying Josh is Mr. Lyall Watts who is an active member-client of Asbestoswise. Lyall is a victim of the ill effects of Asbestos and is suffering from Mesothelioma. In this episode Lyall shares his story and discusses what he would like to see moving forward.


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  • Episode 13: Class actions

    Join the highly experienced Personal Injury specialist Lawyer Tony Carbone in a highly informative and noteworthy episode! We hear about 'class actions' all the time, but do we really know what they are and how to effectively pursue a class action? In this episode Tony and his team of expert litigators discuss everything 'class actions' including what is needed to be done, what the process is and what your rights are! In doing so the unfortunate events of Victoria's Black Saturday and the class action that subsequently eventuated. This is a must-see episode.


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  • Episode 12: Workers compensation case update

    This episode informs viewers about an interesting case where a father directed his son to continue to carry out farm work, despite his injured back. A must watch for employers and employees, the case reiterates the importance of employers providing a safe working environment and following OHS regulations. It also provides a warning to employees to take responsibility for their own injuries. Experienced personal injury lawyer Tony Carbone, WorkCover expert John Karantzis and lawyer Nardine Hanna explain important legal concepts in the case, such as how a jury verdict can be overturned, how the son's own actions contributed to his injury, and how judge's opinions can conflict.


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  • Episode 11: Superannuation and compensation

    Superannuation is usually the last thing on a persons mind, this is especially the case if the person is injured, nevertheless it is an important issue that everyone must consider. Superannuation is a tricky minefield that must be approached with the utmost respect and caution. If a person become totally and permanently disabled they may be able to claim compensation through their superannuation fund. This is a form of insurance that many people do not know about and lack confidence in. At Nowicki Carbone Lawyers we are the exception! In this episode experienced Personal Injury lawyer, Tony Carbone, is joined by Personal Injury expert, Don Maffia and expert-Superannuation lawyer, Sarah Snowden to explain the complexities of these claims. The team also discuss a recent case in which a plaintiff's claim for compensation was rejected because he could still work part time. This is a must watch episode.


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  • Episode 10: The meaning of ‘transport accident’

    The meaning of a 'transport accident' sounds clear cut...but is it? In this episode the Tony Carbone, personal injury lawyer of over 25 years, speaks with transport accident lawyers Don Maffia and Anna Hall about cases for compensation. The courts have found that two people trapped in a stationary car on Black Saturday were not in a transport accident, and that a woman knocked off her motorbike by an enraged cow was. Do these cases conflict? Tune in to find out the reasons behind the decisions.


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  • Episode 9: Asbestos and workers compensation

    The use of asbestos in Australia has been banned since 2003. However, sadly, we have the highest rate of mesothelioma in the world. This episode discusses the effects of asbestos today on 'home-handymen' and the families of workers exposed to the deadly fibres. Experienced personal injury lawyer Tony Carbone discusses workers claims with WorkCover expert John Karantzis. Our guest on the show is Josh Fergeus, CEO of Asbestoswise, an organisation that provides information, support, advocacy, education and awareness to Victorians. The panel also discuss other topical issues, such as illegal dumping of asbestos waste and the proposed national Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency.


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  • Episode 8: Life insurance and with beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell

    One in two Australians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. Experienced personal injury lawyers Tony Carbone and Nunzio Tartaglia will discuss how this can impact on individual's insurance claims. Guest on this episode is CEO of beyondblue, Kate Carnell AO, who will discuss ongoing work between the mental health, insurance and financial planning sectors to improve outcomes for individuals applying for insurance policies. The panel also provide a real life example, a case in which a woman did not disclose her history of mental illness to her insurer. However, the policy was still paid out because the court found that even if she had made the disclosure, the insurer would have still granted the policy.


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  • Episode 7: Children and TAC claims

    Families face a difficult time when a child is injured in a car accident. Experienced personal injury lawyers Tony Carbone and Don Maffia discuss special entitlements for children under the Transport Accident Act and inform viewers how to achieve the best outcome for children in TAC claims. The team also discuss a recent case in which the court provided a 20 year old man with the right to compensation after it was shown that he acquired a brain injury as an 8 month old baby.


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  • Episode 6: Medical negligence: Obesity and lap band surgery

    Obesity is a serious health problem in Australia and it is on the rise. Does this mean that health care professionals should be doing more to assist obese people to lose weight? Doctors and patients, tune in! In recent case Almario v Varipatis (No. 2) the Supreme Court of New South Wales found that a doctor was negligent for failing to refer a patient to bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), such that the plaintiff later developed terminal liver cancer. Experienced personal injury lawyer Tony Carbone discusses the case, and its implications for patients and doctors, with insurance lawyer Nunzio Tartaglia and Professor John Dixon of the world-renowned weight loss clinic at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Prahran.


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  • Episode 5: Workers compensation case update

    Have you, or has someone you know, been injured at work? Worker's compensation legislation in Victoria can be a real minefield for people seeking compensation for workplace injuries. Personal injury lawyer of more than 25 years, Tony Carbone, speaks with experienced WorkCover Compensation lawyers John Karantzis and Nardine Hanna. They discuss the importance of recent cases influencing worker's compensation law. They focus on the liability of employers for injuries caused by third parties to employees, even criminal acts of third parties. This episode is a must-see for workers, employers and lawyers!


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  • Episode 4: Exclusion clauses and the defence of 'volenti'

    Have you have ever taken part in a sporting event or recreational activity and signed a document given to you by the organisers? Then this episode is for you! Event organisers may attempt to limit their liability for any injury that you suffer, and you may not be aware of what you are signing. Experienced personal injury lawyer Tony Carbone speaks with senior insurance lawyers Nunzio Tartaglia and Alvin Achariya about your rights and how this can affect you. They also explain to viewers the details of the defence of 'volenti non fit injuria' and a recent case in Victoria in which a futsal soccer organiser was responsible for an injury caused to a person attending the futsal venue. Also tune in for all the latest legal news!


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  • Episode 3: Crash reconstructions with Delta-V Experts

    What happens when someone is injured in a traffic accident and wants to claim compensation, but there are no witnesses? In this episode, as well as discussing all the latest legal news, experienced personal injury lawyers Tony Carbone and Don Maffia speak with Shane Richardson from Delta-V Experts about reconstructing traffic accident scenes to assist injured people who are seeking compensation. Delta-V Experts explain how deceased pigs can be used to determine how a person's body would be affected in an accident. Shane also explains the increasing importance of Event Data Recorders, 'black boxes' which are installed in many new cars and can capture information such as the speed a vehicle was travelling, number of occupants of a car and whether they were wearing seatbelts at the time of an accident. Delta-V Experts talk viewers through footage of reconstructions.


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  • Episode 2: The rights of migrant workers

    Many migrant workers in Australia face additional difficulties if they are injured in the workplace. For example, language barriers and limited knowledge about how to seek compensation. In this episode, personal injury lawyers Tony Carbone and John Karantzis discuss these issues and the options available to injured workers with Namh Nguyen, a Vietnamese-born lawyer who assists injured Vietnamese migrant workers in Melbourne.


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  • Episode 1: Spinal injuries and Independence Australia

    People who suffer spinal cord injuries often require carers to help them with day-to-day activities to live a full and active life. Personal injury lawyers Tony Carbone and Don Maffia speak with Rebecca Hannon from Independence Australia, a not-for-profit organisation providing care to spinal cord injury sufferers. Tony and Don also speak with 20 year-old Lachie O'Brien, who suffered a spinal cord injury during Rugby training. Lachie now works for Independence Australia's SpinChat program, going to schools and speaking to young people about prevention of, and living with, a spinal cord injury.


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