Lamrocks has a strong history in the Penrith area and we are very proud of this heritage.
In 1926, Arthur Stanton Lamrock purchased an existing legal practice in Penrith which had been operating since 1882 and changed its name to A.S. Lamrock & Son (now
Steve Groves Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law
Steve Groves is accredited by the Law Society of NSW as a specialist in Personal Injury Law.
Steve became an Articled Clerk with White Barnes & Macguire Solicitors in Castlereagh Street Sydney in 1973 and worked at that firm while he obtained his legal qualifications through Sydney University.He was admitted in 1978, joined Lamrocks in 1981 and has been a partner since 1984.
With over 30 years experience, Steve is quickly able to identify whether or not a client has a viable case and can then offer the best possible advice on how to proceed.
He particularly enjoys working with people to get their lives back on track after an injury, making a difference to their future and improving their ability to move forward with their life.
Steve is an experienced litigator who enjoys the challenge of building a case and piecing together the complicated jigsaw of liability issues, and the evidence necessary to build a strong case.
Over the years he has developed a broad network of allied health professionals, including medical practitioners, OT's and rehabilitation therapists, various liability experts and specialist barristers.
Steve is the Chairman of the Accident Compensation Group in the Austlaw Network of Independent Law Firms, a member of the Law Society of NSW and one of only 21 solicitors in NSW to be appointed to a specialist panel of the Motor Accidents Authority when it was established in 2004.Steve was an enthusiastic rugby player in his youth and still follows the ups and downs of the Waratahs and Wallabies.He is a keen golfer and is active in his community supporting the academic and sporting interests of his four children.
Steve Groves says several of his clients will be affected by a recent decision in relation to Workers Compensation.
Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law at Lamrocks Solicitors in Penrith, Steve Groves, says several of his clients are among thousands in NSW that have been left in the lurch after a recent ruling in a matter of lump sum Workers Compensation payments that was put before the Court of Appeal.
In a letter to Mike Baird's office, Mr Groves explains that up until the recent decision in the case, the provision of the amendment was interpreted to mean that workers injured prior to June 19, 2012, had 'one more go' to claim lump sum compensation for permanent impairments.
"The problem here is the unfairness of the situation for the people who were injured before June 19, 2012; who had been paid out for a claim they made and were told that they could make further claims if any further treatment was needed," Mr Groves said.
"The new system allows those who are injured after 2012 to have their one go but at a time that suits them meaning they have the opportunity to wait.
"A group of my clients were all injured before the new amendment but were told at the time that they could return to 'top up' meaning if they had known it would be their last chance, they would have waited just like people are now - the Government changed the rules."
One of Mr Groves' clients, David Dwyer, has expressed his frustrations.
Mr Groves said the problem is that his clients' conditions have deteriorated but they are unable to receive support that they might have received from claiming a lump sum compensation.
Steve Groves, solicitor and personal injury specialist at Lamrocks Solicitors and Attorneys in Penrith, said the changes to the law that came into effect in 2012 have lead to major cuts to benefits of those injured at work and changes to the benefits available.
Mr Groves said there were now shorter timeframes for which workers would have medical and travel costs paid and less oversight and he said it was appalling that for large portions of the process people had to navigate the system without legal representation.
Mr Groves said Debbie Stewart, of Mount Riverview, was a good example of workers' compensation failing.
Mr Groves said it was unfair that Ms Stewart's insurer had the power to decide her capacity for employment, that they were not allowed legal representation to appeal any decision and that there was no independent review tribunal such as the Workers' Compensation Commission.
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