Personal Injury Claims: Investigation and Preparation from Inception to Trial

An essential guide to investigating injury claims and preparing for trial.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409354966
Release Date: December 21, 2021
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Release Date: April 22, 2022
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Personal Injury Claims: Investigation and Preparation from Inception to Trial is a comprehensive work that deals with issues that arise in cases. It addresses in great detail the practicalities involved in investigating and preparing claims, establishing liability from the perspective of a plaintiff, and preparing a defence from the standpoint of a defendant. Several chapters are devoted exclusively to the assessment of damages. Where appropriate, the author provides in-depth commentary and comprehensive analysis of relevant case law, as well as the civil liability, workers compensation and motor accidents compensation legislation applicable in each Australian jurisdiction.


• Provides insight into issues that arise in particular cases and articulates arguments directed towards resolving those issues
• Draws on specialist experience the author has acquired over the course of more than 40 years’ practice as a barrister

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Table of contents

  • Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Chapter 2 Investigation

  • Chapter 3 Liability

  • Chapter 4 Defences

  • Chapter 5 Digest – decided cases – factual scenarios – liability and defences

  • Chapter 6 Chronic pain

  • Chapter 7 Damages – pain and suffering

  • Chapter 8 Damages – reduced life expectancy

  • Chapter 9 Damages – loss of earning capacity

  • Chapter 10 Damages – Griffith v Kerkemeyer

  • Chapter 11 Damages – miscellaneous claims

  • Chapter 12 Particulars of claim

  • Chapter 13 Assessing damages

  • Chapter 14 Settlement and trial

  • Chapter 15 Appeals and general principles