Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions answered by a Personal Injury Lawyer

Reading Time: 5 minutesWould the employer be liable for the employee’s injuries if the employee is prohibited from being employed in Singapore? If an employee is prohibited from being employed in Singapore but sustains injuries, then the employer would still be liable for the employee’s injuries since Singapore’s public policy is to protect workers at the workplace. This […]

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What constitutes elderly abuse?

Reading Time: 4 minutesElderly abuse is an issue that has been discussed in the public sphere recently, with the Vulnerable Adults Bill being passed in Parliament in May this year, and scheduled to come into force by the end of the year. Elderly abuse refers to the situation where caretakers of elderly people (often a family member) abuse […]

I’m a foreign worker in Singapore. Where can I seek help?

Reading Time: 6 minutesLegal help for foreigners in Singapore: The Story In 60 Seconds While foreigners may not qualify for legal aid in Singapore, there are still a few avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no […]

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Reckless Riders: What To Do If You Get Hit By A Personal Mobility Device (PMD)

Reading Time: 5 minutesLast year, between January and September, there were 30 accidents involving Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and pedestrians, out of a total of 110 accidents involving PMDs. Commonly ridden on footpaths, PMDs are able to travel swiftly and silently at high speeds. The consequences of a PMD collision can be severe. In September last year, a […]

How can I claim compensation for workplace injuries in Singapore?

Reading Time: 9 minutesGetting injured at work can be a nightmare. Not only are you anxious about recovering from your injury suffered, you may be worried about dealing with complicated claims against your employer. Thankfully, in Singapore, the process of claiming is simplified for workers covered by the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA).   What is WICA? According […]

Free Legal Clinics in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Contrary to popular belief that there are no sources for legal assistance for the needy, there are actually avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no cost. With the […]

Driverless Vehicles and The Blame Game: A Legal Conundrum

Reading Time: 5 minutesDriverless vehicles: A rising global trend Have you ever sat in a driverless vehicle? Of late, the march of the introduction of the autonomous or driverless vehicles has been relentless and unabated around the world. In line with the global move away from the polluting internal combustion engine to the environment friendly emission free electric-powered […]

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What happens if you cause a fatal traffic accident in Singapore?

Reading Time: 10 minutesIn the first quarter of 2018 alone, 38 people have died in 36 accidents on our country’s roads. You might still remember the harrowing fatal collision between a taxi and an oncoming car which led to the death of a 19-year old female student earlier this year. Traffic accidents are now becoming a weekly occurrence […]

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Medical Treatment Gone Wrong – What are your rights as a patient?

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Hippocratic oath demands that doctors do no harm. Thankfully, most doctors follow this in the exercise of their skills. Sadly, some fall short of the mark in discharging their duties to the patient, whether intentionally or otherwise, while others deliberately engage in unethical practices. In one case, Dr Wong of Raffles Hospital gave a […]

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The SLIP & TRIP Protocol

Reading Time: 3 minutesCommon Accidents Slip / trip and fall accidents are one of the most common accidents that occur every day. If you have slipped / tripped and fallen on someone else’s property and suffered an injury as a result of the property owner’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical […]

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Workplace Safety, Injuries, & The Law: A Practical Guide – Part Three

Reading Time: 6 minutesGiven the broad scope of this subject on workplace safety, workplace injuries, and the law, this guide will be presented in three parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What is the employer’s “Golden Rule” in the context of workplace safety; Is it sufficient for employers to follow industry-wide practices for employee safety […]