Specializing in Personal Injuries Litigation
All kinds of workplace injuries
Transport Accident Commission
TAC - injuries on our roads
Slips, trips and falls, medical negligence
Wills & Estates
Draft and execute wills, powers of attorney, probate and distribution of estate
Practitioner No. 0003592
Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria since 1990.
Law Institute of Victoria Accredited specialist in Personal Injury Law since 1 July 1997.
Know your entitlements
If you've been injured you may be entitled to compensation under the law.
Up to 130 weeks of weekly payments (can exceed 130 weeks if totally incapacitated).
Medical and like expenses.
Impairment claim - lodged 12 months after injury or once injury has stabilised (whichever is the latter).
Damages at Common Law if you suffer from a serious injury.
Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Up to 3 years worth of weekly payments which can be exceeded if there is greater than 50% impairment.
Damages at Common Law for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of earnings and earning capacity if you are assessed as suffering a serious injury.
The injured person is entitled to claim for the damages for loss of earnings and out of pocket expenses without restriction.
He/she is also entitled to clam for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life if there is 5% or greater impairment for physical injury or 10% for psychological injury.
Personal injuries litigation
We act on a 'no win, no fee' basis with respect to our professional costs.
We do not require up-front payment of disbursements (the costs we incur in mounting your case).
In the event your case is unsuccessful you are liable for out-of-pocket disbursements. These include medical report and expert witness fees that are not recoverable by Petersons.
In the event your case succeeds we charge you for the work performed on Supreme Court scale plus 25%.
Wills and Estates
Costs vary depending on the complexity of the matter. We base our charges on the Supreme Court scale.
As a guide, we can:
Draft a single, simple will from $200
Prepare a power of attorney from $100
Obtain probate, letters of administration and handle the distribution of the estate for approximately $3000-$5000