Victoria’s Second Wave

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Carbone Lawyers has been contacted by many people who have been impacted by the Victorian Government’s handling of the novel coronavirus disease. We have launched a claim based on the Government’s implementation of the hotel quarantine program involving private security companies. 

You could be eligible to form part of our legal action if you have:

•  Experienced a loss or reduction of a wage or salary due to the second wave lockdown that commenced in Victoria in July 2020;
•  Experienced a psychiatric illness or injury due to the second wave lockdown that commenced in Victoria in July 2020;
•  Experienced an aggravation of a pre-existing psychiatric illness or injury due to the second wave lockdown that commenced in Victoria in July 2020;
•  Contracted the COVID-19 virus due to the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Victoria; or
•  A family member or loved one who contracted the COVID-19 virus due to the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Victoria.

FAQ's

The income related component of our second wave legal action focuses on loss of a wage or salary, not on loss of revenue or profits. However, if you meet one or more of the non-income related criteria listed above, or if you were drawing a wage for yourself from your business, which you have had to forgo or cut due to the second wave lockdown, you could be eligible to join our second wave legal action.

If you have lost a wage/salary due to the first wave lockdown, you cannot join our second wave legal action unless you meet one or more of the non-income related criteria listed above. However, if you have experienced a reduction of your wage/salary due to the first wave lockdown, as well as a further reduction of this wage/salary due to the second wave lockdown, you could be eligible to join our second wave legal action. 

If you have experienced a psychiatric illness and/or injury due to the first wave lockdown, you could only be eligible to join our second wave legal action if this psychiatric illness and/or injury has been aggravated by the second wave lockdown. 

If you have experienced an aggravation of a pre-existing psychiatric illness and/or injury due to the first wave lockdown, you could only be eligible to join our second wave legal action if you have experienced a further aggravation of your pre-existing psychiatric illness and/or injury due to the second wave lockdown.

If you meet one or more of the non-income related criteria listed above, or if the amount you are receiving on JobKeeper and/or JobSeeker is less than the wage/salary you were drawing prior to the second wave lockdown, you could be eligible to join our second wave legal action. 

Yes. Anyone who meets one or more of the criteria listed above could be eligible to join our second wave legal action.

Yes. Anyone who meets one or more of the criteria listed above could be eligible to join our second wave legal action.

We are running our second wave legal action on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not be liable for costs and disbursements incurred by Carbone Lawyers unless you are awarded a settlement sum in this legal action.

If you believe that you meet one or more of the criteria listed above, please fill out the enquiry form on this page to submit your contact details. Once we have your contact details, we will send you a questionnaire and requisite paperwork to complete and send back to us.