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 Recorded webinar: A Question of Quantum – Recent Damages Trends in Personal Injury Matters (Vic)

Recorded:  19/2/21
Duration:  50 minutes

Any practitioner worth their salt know how important it is to keep up-to-date with recent damages awards. Juries can be unpredictable and changes wrought by COVID-19 bring further uncertainty. This session brings you up to date, including:

  • Understanding damages caps in workers compensation common law claims
  • Damages caps in transport accidents and public liability
  • Trends and lessons from recent cases:
    • Bucic v Arnej Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 330
    • Gann v Hosney [2017] VSCA 303
    • Vlaming v von Marburg [2020] VSC 340
    • Ryan v Victorian WorkCover Authority [2020] VCC 1476
    • Sbaglia v Epping Cinemas Pty Limited (ACN 073 997 172) [2019] VCC
  • What is the position with pre-existing degenerative conditions?
  • Developments in economic loss claims
  • Pain and suffering awards for psychiatric injuries – are there new developments?
  • Developments in pain and suffering awards for physical injuries
  • What is a position for young plaintiffs?
  • Loss of opportunity damages awards
  • What options are there to improve the damages outcome for your client
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Megan Caines, Senior Associate, Polaris Lawyers, Melbourne

Meg Caines is a senior lawyer with a track record for getting great results for injured Victorians. She prides herself on having strong communication skills and providing straightforward advice to clients.

Efficient and approachable, Megan enjoys assisting clients from diverse backgrounds navigate the TAC motor vehicle accident compensation scheme and the legal process that comes with that.

The law is unfamiliar to ordinary Australians and it’s important that claimants have an advocate and lawyer who is fully dedicated to their claim and achieving the maximum compensation they are entitled to.

Meg grew up in country Victoria and relocated to Melbourne to study law. She has acted for countless injured Victorians across all ages, occupations and backgrounds. She has learnt that the impact of an injury is different for each client. She takes the time to really understand the physical, emotional and financial impact the injury has had on her clients and ensures she is in a position to tell their unique story.

For over 7 years Megan worked at Australia’s largest personal injury law firm. She now enjoys working at a firm which gives personal service to each and every client, and protecting the rights of individuals regardless of their social or economic background.


This webinar is suitable for Victorian lawyers practising in the area of personal injuries. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

Victorian lawyers can claim 0.75 CPD units - substantive law.
If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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Product Code: ZB7JAN21
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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