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Hearing Loss Claims

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Great Result for one of our clients.

Recently Peninsula Injury lawyers settled a hearing loss claim for over five figure's for one of our clients. In addition to the settlement amount our client received payment for new hearing aids.

If you have a hearing loss that was caused by work call us to discuss your options.

 

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Is it possible to claim compensation when you are sexually harassed at work?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Is it possible to claim compensation when you are sexually harassed at work?

Yes, it is possible to claim compensation if you have been sexually harassed at work.

It is possible to make a claim at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) under Equal Opportunity Legislation and it is also possible to make a WorkCover claim. VCAT can make a decision not to hear your claim if it is made more than 12 months after the harassment occurred, so it is important to get legal advice about your rights to claim compensation as soon as possible after the harassment. We can help you with this claim.

A WorkCover claim can be made if you have suffered an injury, such as a psychological injury, as a result of the behaviour. A WorkCover claim for weekly payments can be made if you need time off work and a WorkCover claim can also be made for medical and like expenses such as sessions with your doctor or a psychologist or psychiatrist. We can help you make claim and to advise you under WorkCover legislation.

If you have been sexually harassed at work and you have permanent psychological or other injuries it is also possible to claim common law damages. Any common law claim must be made within 6 years. Because of the time limits that apply it is important to get advice about your rights to compensation as soon as possible. 

Your first consultation is free and without obligation so if you want to know more about your rights make an appointment to talk to Penny and she can give you some more information.

 

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Peninsula Injury lawyers Privacy Policy

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Peninsula Injury lawyers Privacy Policy

Peninsula Injury Lawyers is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.

We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.

A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.

This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website www.peninsulainjurylawyers.com.au, from social media sources and publications, from other publicly available sources, and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.

Sensitive information will be used by us only:

  • For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
  • For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
  • With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
  • Third Parties

    Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.

    Disclosure of Personal Information

    Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:

  • Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
  • Where required or authorised by law.
  • Security of Personal Information

    Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

    When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

    Access to your Personal Information

    You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

    Peninsula Injury lawyers will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.

    In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

    Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

    It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

    Policy Updates

    This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

    Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

    If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at:

    Level 2 315 Main Street Mornington Vic 3931

    admin@peninsulaInjurylaywers.com.au

    03 5924 1007

     

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    Arthurs Seat Challenge

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Very excited to announce we have signed up as Event Partners for the 2019 Arthurs Seat Challenge to be held on 10 November 2019! The Arthurs Seat Challenge is a 6.7 km run/walk to promote and raise funds for the wonderful “Fit to Drive” program run in schools across the Peninsula. The Fit to Drive program was set up in 2001 in response to a higher percentage of road crashes for young people on the Peninsula, compared to other areas of the State. Fit to Drive aims to give young people strategies to make them safer drivers and passengers and through this education to reduce the road toll. If you want to get involved in this great community event, check out the Arthurs Seat Challenge website: www.arthursseatchallenge.com.au as well as the face book page. For more information about the Fit to Drive Program check out www.f2d.com.au. Looking forward to promoting this great and worthwhile event!! 

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    Great results for our clients

    Monday, February 18, 2019

      

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    We have Moved!!

    Monday, November 05, 2018

    Our Mornington office has moved across the road to the 2nd floor at 315 Main street. You will find parking at the back of the building with the entrance to the car parking off Kent street. Our phone number remains the same 5924 1007.  

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    Position vacant- Junior Full time Secretary/Receptionist

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    We are a rapidly expanding Personal injury law firm with offices in Carrum Downs and Mornington. We provide a full legal service to people injured at work, in transport accidents, as a result of asbestos exposure, or otherwise through someone else's negligence.

     

    We are seeking a Junior Secretary/receptionist with an interest in Personal Injury law. This opportunity will see you work with senior paralegals and a senior lawyer.

    You will be assisting in a wide range of office duties including:-

    Diary Management

    Preparing and drafting correspondence and documents

    File maintenance, data entry and archiving

    Organising mail and couriers

    Answering phones

    Compiling briefs

    Photocopying, filing and scanning

    General administrative duties as required

    Organising and keeping clean working areas, including kitchen duties.

    Dictaphone typing.

    To be successful for this position you will have the following skills and attributes:

    Microsoft Word skills, strong typing speed and accuracy

    Excellent initiative

    Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

    High attention to detail

    Multitasking skills

    A willingness to learn

    Friendly and cheerful demeanour

    Possess a genuine interest in the law and working in the legal industry.

     

     

    To Apply
    Submit your CV to phil@peninsulainjurylawyers.com.au

    Position close 24-Aug 2018

     

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    Seawinds Community Hub Free Work injury and transport accident information morning session

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    The next free work injury and transport accident information and case assessment session at the Seawinds Community Hub will be on January the 18th at 9am. 

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    Renovations

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    It's exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Over the next few months our existing premises at Carrum Downs will be renovated with new and bigger offices to help all our existing and new clients.
    Our temporary location is just around the corner  at 16/9 Elite Way.

     

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    Seawinds Community Hub morning session

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Had a great morning meeting staff and helping locals with personal Injury legal matters at the Seawinds Community Hub - Followed by a lovely walk on the Dromana pier. We will be back next month on January 18 for another morning of free Workcover and TAC Legal assessments.
     

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