Personal Injury Lawyers and Compensation Law

Personal injury lawyers represent people who have been harmed in some way as a result of negligence or wrongdoing by an individual, company, or government agency. The aim is to obtain compensation, meaning the injurious party must pay money to restore the claimant to the position they were in before the harm occurred. Stephen Prior at Prior Law practices this type of law, and has the experience to help you get the compensation you deserve.


Employment Law and Compensation

Worker’s compensation in Australia is designed to provide financial and other assistance (for example, medical or counselling) for workers injured on the job, or who contract an illness related to their duties or work environment.

Though it’s a no-fault system, it’s a complex area that consists of a blend of common law and legislation. Claimants can run into problems with insurance companies seeking to lower compensation amounts or even avoid paying altogether. If you have suffered these kinds of issues with your claim, Stephen Prior, personal injury lawyer, can help you gain your maximum entitlements.


Personal Injury

Legally, ‘personal injury’ refers to injury that is either physical or psychological as opposed to property damage. These claims include accidents caused by faulty products, tripping over, and car crashes. They can also include industrial disease caused by a work environment, and medical and dental accidents. If you have suffered as a result of another party’s negligence or reckless behaviour, you may be entitled to compensation.


Debt Recovery

Financial loss can be just as crippling as personal injury. If you have debtors you have been chasing without success, save yourself further frustration by putting the matter into the hands of Madeline Prior to collect the debt successfully. Sometimes a legal letter sent to the debtor is enough, but if you need to pursue the matter in court we have the knowledge and expertise to help you proceed.

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  • Bentleigh Office
    489 Centre Road, Bentleigh 3204 - VIC
    Telephone.: (03) 9557 6831, Fax: (03) 9557 9090
  • East Bentleigh Office
    701 Centre Road, East Bentleigh 3165 - VIC
    Telephone.: (03) 9579 1233, Fax.: (03) 9563 8061
  • Cheltenham Office
    Prior Law's Cheltenham office closed on 30th November 2017
    John Byrne is now based at our East Bentleigh Office.