Types of compensation

What types of things can I claim compensation for? A Class Action proceeding enables a person to pursue a claim for compensation as a member of a larger group. Despite this, each group member’s claim for compensation is individually assessed and analysed having regard to each person’s unique circumstances. It is critically important to be…

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Frequently asked questions

What is a class action? Expand A class action is a group of people (in Victoria, 7 or more people) bringing a claim against the same person or entity (the defendants). The claims of the group must arise out of the same, similar or related circumstances. A class action is initiated by a ‘lead plaintiff’…

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Dr Lanzer Class Action

Maddens Lawyers have commenced a class action against Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Services Pty Ltd (DCSS) and the following doctors (defendants): Dr Daniel Lanzer Dr Daniel Aronov Dr Daniel Darbyshire Dr Ryan Wells Dr Alieza Fallahi (Dr Ali) The class action has been commenced in the Victorian Supreme Court on behalf of all patients who…

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2021 Lucindale fire

Did the devastating bushfire in Lucindale on 11 January 2021 impact you or your home, business or livelihood? In August 2021, Maddens Lawyers launched a class action in the South Australian Supreme Court on behalf of those impacted by the 11 January 2021 fire. To register for the class action request a call back from…

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2019 Cudlee Creek Fire

Did the devastating bushfire in Cudlee Creek in December 2019 impact your business or livelihood? In March 2021, Maddens Lawyers launched a class action in the South Australian Supreme Court on behalf of those impacted by the 20 December 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfire. Residents and business owners impacted by the December 2019 fire in Cudlee…

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Top deck tours

Maddens Lawyers is advancing claims for compensation on behalf of travellers who booked a tour with Top Deck Tours Pty Ltd and have been unable to obtain a refund of the full amount they have paid. Due to COVID-19, Top Deck Tours has suspended all tours up until 31 August 2020. In April 2020 Top…

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Potential class action – Top Deck Tours

Maddens Lawyers is investigating a potential class action on behalf of travellers who booked a tour with Top Deck Tours Pty Ltd and have been unable to obtain a refund of the full amount they have paid. Due to Covid-19, Top Deck Tours has suspended all tours up until 31 August 2020. In April 2020 Top Deck…

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2018 Terang/Cobden Fire

The Terang/Cobden bushfire commenced on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2018. The fire destroyed in excess of 20 residential properties and caused extensive damage to many farming properties. The amount of livestock loss has been particularly devastating to the community. Maddens Lawyers has commenced class action proceedings in the Victorian Supreme Court against Powercor Australia…

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2018 Garvoc Fire

Scotsburn bushfire, 19 December 2015, Finns Road, Scotsburn, class action, Maddens Lawyers

The Garvoc fire commenced on the evening of 17 March 2018 burning in excess of 4,000 hectares. The fire caused significant damage to residential and farming properties. It is alleged that the fire was ignited as a result of the failure of a rotten timber power pole on Powercor’s electrical network. Maddens Lawyers commenced class…

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Falls Festival stampede

Lorne Falls Festival 2016, stampede, injured, Maddens Lawyers

In December 2016 a group of patrons at the Falls Music and Arts Festival (the Falls Festival) in Lorne, Victoria were left injured and traumatised after a stampede at the music event. It is alleged that at approximately 9.50pm on Friday 30 December 2016, a large group of people were injured when attempting to exit…

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