Our firm has successfully secured over $30 million in damages for our clients. We know what damages are claimable and how to negotiate firmly with hospital and motor vehicle insurers and government agencies.

Compensation will never bring back your loved one or prevent the injury from happening in the first place but it will help you get the medical or therapeutic treatment you need and make up for the loss of support that your loved one provided.

We typically claim compensation for clients in respect of medical negligence and personal injury cases.


If you have been physically or psychologically injured as a result of the negligence of another person, company or government agency, you may be entitled to compensation. Collaery Lawyers understands that personal injury law can be complex, as each injury or illness sustained is incredibly unique. 

We are familiar with the complex legal rules involved in our clients’ claims and provide experience in the assessment of success for cases of personal injury. Throughout the litigation process, the team works closely with clients to establish strategies, develop creative solutions and advise clients on the best course of action. 

In many personal injury cases, time is of the essence in pursuing a claim. The team’s proficiency and organisation is highly valued by clients. Its approach ensures that clients’ needs and interests are supported throughout what can often be a very lengthy and exhausting legal process. 

The following are examples of matters in which our lawyers have been involved:

  • Claiming compensation for a client who was struck by a motor vehicle, causing burns to over 40% of his body.

  • Representing a man who was sexually assaulted by a priest when he was a child altar boy.

  • Acting for families affected by the Thredbo Landslide disaster.

  • Acting for families affected by the Royal Canberra Hospital Implosion.

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Comcare Claims

  • Compensation to Relatives of a Deceased

  • Workers Compensation

  • Military Compensation

  • Asbestos

  • Church Abuse Cases

  • Catastrophic Event Inquests




If you or somebody dear to you has suffered an injury or illness due to careless, unprofessional or incompetent treatment at the hands of a medical provider, you may be entitled to compensation.

The team at Collaery Lawyers is dedicated to relieving the burden of stressful and complex medical negligence litigation. 

Medical negligence is a contentious area of legal practice and requires the services of experienced and committed solicitors who hold good judgment. You can be confident in the proficiency of our solicitors, who have a long history and record of successfully representing victims of medical negligence and their families. 

Notably, our solicitor, Jolan Draaisma, worked for the USA’s largest provider of private hospitals in its London office. In this role she gained considerable in-house experience advising hospital Chief Executive Officers, Quality Assurance Managers and Chief Nursing Officers in nearly every type of health care matter in many of London’s top private hospitals. Jolan knows how hospitals work, the way that procedures ought to be conducted and strategies that are often deployed by the defence; she utilises this knowledge to establish liability against hospitals and to obtain compensation for her clients.

The following are examples of matters in which our lawyers have been involved:

  • Successfully bringing a claim against a hospital for an infant client whose nerves were torn when a Registrar used excessive force during her delivery.

  • Achieving multi-million dollar damages for clients suffering from cerebral palsy due to delays in delivery.

  • Obtaining compensation for a grieving mother whose son died during child birth as a result of hospital negligence.

  • Clinical Trials

  • Complaints Management

  • Coroner Inquests & Fatal Accident Claims

  • Cosmetic & General Surgery Claims

  • Data Protection & Privacy Compliance

  • Hospital Acquired Infection Claims

  • Human Fertilisation, Embryology & Surrogacy

  • Human Tissue Management

  • Medical Devices & Equipment Claims

  • Obstetric Claims, Including Cerebral Palsy & Wrongful Birth Claims

  • Orthopaedic Claims

  • Professional Disciplinary Proceedings

  • Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults