Compensation

Everyone should have access to fair compensation when they have sustained an injury through no fault of their own.

Everyday, people are injured at work, in the community, on the roads, in hospitals, on the streets and in detention. For many an injury has a significant impact on their life, altering their relationships, health, income, where they can live, and their dreams for the future.

Members of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) regularly represent individuals who have faced significant trauma and battled to fight those who have caused them injury and their insurers.

We continue to be inspired by stories of our clients. Their work means that others don’t have to go through what they have.

The ALA advocates for change to ensure people have access to fair compensation, and retention of the rights that already exist.

Across Australia, governments have sought to slash to compensation available for individuals who have suffered injury at work or on the roads, and they continue to try to reduce compensation available for other injuries. We fight to protect the rights of the injured, to ensure that they are able to continue to enjoy life and make choices that are right for them.

Now, more than ever, there is a need for lawyers to advocate for the importance of the common law, and the need for adequate supports for individuals whose lives have been altered through no fault of their own.

Our members also advocate for fair compensation on issues such as:

  • transport accidents;
  • workers’ compensation;
  • medical negligence;
  • institutional abuse, including the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse;
  • victims of crime;
  • unlawful detention; and
  • veterans’ compensation.