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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.