Snedden Hall & Gallop was one of the first law firms to practice personal injury law in Canberra and we have conducted several High Court actions throughout our history.
Our lawyers are recognised as leaders in their field, with over 100 combined years of experience in compensation claims. We offer unmatched expertise in claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, public liability claims, medical and professional negligence claims, workers’ compensation and Comcare claims.
We are committed to providing effective and compassionate legal representation and to answer all questions regarding your claim.
We offer fully transparent no win/no fee arrangements. Our fees are based on the work we do, not a percentage of your compensation sum. Generally we recover most if not all of our fees from the liable insurer when your matter is resolved. In certain matters, we charge a percentage-based uplift to our fees upon achieving a successful outcome for you.
If you have been injured, we can assist you to receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. For more information, please call us for a free 30 minute consultation on 1800 646 672.
If you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian who is injured in a collision with a motor vehicle in the ACT, and the collision is caused by the negligent driving of a motor vehicle, then you may be entitled to compensation.
If you have suffered an injury in the ACT in the workplace, or whilst travelling to or from work, you may be entitled to claim workers' compensation from your employer. We can assist you if you are employed by a private employer or by the government.
Comcare is the scheme which provides workers compensation benefits to Australian Government employees, and to the employees of a limited number of other national businesses, such as Australia Post. Comcare provides similar compensation to that provided under the ACT Workers Compensation Act 1951. There are important differences between claims under Comcare and claims under the Workers' Compensation Act 1951, which we will discuss with you.
In the ACT, a person who suffers injury or loss as a result of someone else's negligence may be entitled to claim compensation. The technical aspects of when liability may arise will vary according to the circumstances of the claim. For example, different rules apply when it is alleged that a government or government agency is at fault, compared to the liability of a householder or individual.
At Snedden Hall & Gallop, we have been successful in many public liability and sporting injuries claims, some of which include:
- slip and falls in public places;
- injuries caused by impure foods or dangerous goods;
- other transport accidents, such as aircraft accidents;
- unsafe and unpadded trampolines;
- skiing accidents where obvious risks were not signposted;
- go-carting incidents where there was evidence of deliberate breach of the rules;
- horse riding accidents where there was insufficient supervision for inexperienced riders;
- product liability: product liability refers to cases where someone is injured or suffers functional loss as a result of defective goods. For example, a faulty brake component in a motor vehicle, which causes a crash; food poisoning from foods purchased at a restaurant or takeaway store; or goods that were described incorrectly when advertised and that do not perform in the way the purchaser expected.
As consumers, we expect that the products we purchase for ourselves, our families and our homes will be safe to use. We also expect that manufacturers and suppliers will take adequate steps to ensure that the products they supply are free from any defects that could cause injury.
Product liability is a term applying to claims for compensation for personal injury caused by unsafe products.
Medical negligence (also known as malpractice or clinical negligence) claims are those that involve compensation (or 'damages') for people who have suffered injuries that have been caused as a result of inadequate skill or care by their health care provider.
If you have been exposed to Asbestos at any time in your life and are suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, or any asbestos-related illnesses, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
In compliance with the Work Safety Act 2008, Work Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2009 and the Dangerous Substances (General) Regulation 2004 the controller of a non-residential property or employer must ensure that all practical steps are taken to protect the welfare, health and safety of all employees and people on the premises.