The Ryan Legal team assists every day Australians to ensure that those who have suffered injuries can access compensation to which they may be entitled.
Ryan Legal is a select, highly skilled team that is dedicated to fight for every client and we practice only in the area of injury-related compensation. Our team has handled some of the most complex and widely publicised accident cases such as the Kerang rail disaster and the Cardross tragedy. We pride ourselves on our experience, professionalism and timely advice.
It’s what we do…
Heading the team at Ryan Legal, Shane Ryan has more than 30 years’ experience handling many high profile accident compensation cases. Shane has compiled a team of expert lawyers, consultants and paralegals based in Mildura to assess your situation and provide legal advice and guidance for cases resulting from:
Catastrophic Injury & Death Claims
TAC / Motor Vehicle Accient Claims
Public Liability Claims
Superannuation (TPD) Claims
“I would recommend Shane and his staff to anyone. He has my total support. He handled my problems with sympathy and understanding. The barristers retained to assist with my case did a brilliant job. Thank you Shane for a job well done.”
“Shane’s competence gave us great support and relieved our anxieties. His assessment of the whole picture, pre and post settlement, enabled us to plan for the future with confidence. The Mediation was well handled and we were fully informed of all developments prior to and during the hearing.”
“Shane did a wonderful job for us and we think the world of him. The successful case has enabled us to get on with our lives. Thank you Shane.”
“Thank you to Shane and all the staff at Ryan Legal for their help, support, courtesy and compassion during a difficult time. Keep up the good work.”
“We can’t turn back time but we can secure your future”
At Ryan Legal we understand that accidents change lives physically, financially and emotionally. We can’t turn back time but we can work with you to ensure that your individual rights are recognised and you receive the compensation and support you deserve.
Ryan Legal is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.
This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website www.yourbusinessname.com.au, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by us only:
• For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
• For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
• With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
• Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
• Where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
Ryan Legal will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
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