Win for Patinos client upheld in Court of Appeal

Summary: the State of Queensland Fail to Overturn Judgment for Injured Worker In a Judgement of the Court of Appeal delivered on 16 September 2014, the State of Queensland failed to overturn a Judgment for an injured worker represented by Patinos Personal Lawyers. Joan Munro was a 50-year-old registered nurse employed by Logan Hospital undertaking … Continued

Injured Casino Worker Awarded Over $200,000

In a Judgement of the Supreme Court in Brisbane on October 15th, 2014 a Casino Worker represented by Patinos Personal Lawyers was awarded over $200,000.00 in damages for injuries she sustained whilst at work. Her Honour Justice Dalton found that no training was given to Lidija Romig as to how to use the chipping machine except … Continued

Five Ways to Know if You’re a Boss Who Bullies

Being a boss comes with many responsibilities, stressful situations, and any number of employees to manage daily. This type of power can go to anyone’s head and, before you know it, you’ve stepped into the realm of bully rather than boss (and may open yourself up to workplace bullying workers compensation claims). If you’re unsure … Continued

How to Recognise Workplace Bullying

Bullying is something that most people have had either first or second-hand experience of at some point in their lives, but don’t just think it’s something that’s reserved for high school. Workplace bullying is a common occurrence, with many employees who go through it too scared to deal with it. Below are some features of … Continued

What to do if you’re hurt at work

Workplace injuries can be difficult for any worker, as your actions immediately after the incident and during recovery can have a long term impact on your future employment. If you are injured on the job, it is important to know your rights and take the necessary steps to ensure you and your family are protected … Continued

Keeping your staff safe this Christmas season

Christmas is a wonderful time of year – everyone seems happier, decorations hang from trees and ceilings and festive music plays from private and public speakers. Better still, friends and family all want to catch up for some merriment and the boss wants to throw the annual Christmas party, but it might not all end … Continued