Personal Injury

Personal Injury Claims.
We’ll spare you the gimmicks employed by other law firms to get your personal injury business. Providing outstanding service for a fair fee is the Aulich guarantee.


We won’t settle for getting you less compensation than you rightly deserve in a personal injury case just to achieve a quick result.

We won’t roll out tired and meaningless advertising slogans promoting ‘no win, no fee’.

If you have a personal injury claim, our lawyers will work with you closely to get a clear understanding of your circumstances and offer a steady, guiding hand to help you navigate the legal process successfully.

In our regular conversations with victims of institutional child sex abuse it has become clear that obtaining appropriate compensation is being hindered not just by institutions using questionable legal processes to block claims, but by ordinary lawyers who are simply going through the motions to earn a fast buck from their clients.

Personal injury proceedings can be a deeply personal and often agonising experience for people to verbalise. This can be exacerbated by time limits that apply to many compensation claims.

There is no excuse for cutting corners in personal injury claims. Providing outstanding service for a fair fee is the Aulich guarantee.

We invite you to share your story with one of our dedicated personal injury lawyers and take the first step towards achieving fair and just compensation.


You’ve had one accident. Avoid another.

When you’re injured and on the back foot, it’s important to take the right step moving forward. As time is critical in these matters, it pays to seek legal advice as soon as possible. We’re here to take immediate action on your behalf.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident or other incident causing personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation – for your pain and suffering, for continuing disabilities, and for expenses and wage loss.

The best advice we can give you is: get in touch with our team and we can discuss your circumstances and determine where to go from there.

With our lawyers achieving outstanding successes for many clients, you may be confident that we’ll know just what to do.

The complex nature of the ACT Worker’s Compensation system means it is imperative to seek the best representation. Our lawyers understand the intricacies of the system and leverage our knowledge to achieve great results.

If you’re in the workforce and receive an injury or even illness in the course of your employment – or a previously existing condition is aggravated at your work – then you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers have an enviable record of helping workers and employees receive the fair and timely results that they deserve.

How do I know if I’m covered by Workers Comp?

Typically, workers’ compensation schemes cover all full-time, part-time, casual, temporary and intern positions and certain subcontractors.

Alternatively, if you work for the Commonwealth Government or a large national company, you may be eligible to claim under the Federal ComCare scheme. It sounds confusing, but we know it, and we’ll look after you.

Types of workplace injuries

The level of compensation and the benefits to which you are entitled are dependent, among other things, on the severity of the injury, which is why it’s important to choose us. We know what we’re doing and can advise you appropriately.

Injuries are not all broken bones and wounds, but can include heart conditions, cancers, a stroke or even asthma. The short answer is to seek legal advice immediately the condition or disability becomes evident.  Even though filing the claim itself can be completed quickly, the legal process that follows can take years, which is why we encourage our clients to speak with us as soon as possible to ensure their proceedings are up and running quickly and take no longer than absolutely necessary.

Unlike lawyers at some larger firms, where their abilities are often spread too thinly to ensure individual attention, with us you’ll receive a dedicated, specialist personal injury lawyer assigned to your case.

Wrongful Death

Lawyers have to deal with tragedy.

Such pain and anguish results from the death of a loved one, especially in circumstances where there has been negligence. This is often the worst experience– and we all need help. Our lawyers act on behalf of those impacted by the death of a loved one as a result of the negligence of another party with both objectivity and empathy.

Our team offers trusted advice and ongoing support throughout this trying time as we fight to ensure the compensation you and your family deserve.

Medical negligence is the failure of a healthcare provider to treat a patient with reasonable care, causing harm.

Such negligence includes the failure to diagnose correctly, and can even include an incorrect referral to a different medical practitioner. Our first responsibility is to identify whether you may be entitled to a medical claim covering a range of issues.

Many if not most people are reluctant to sue a doctor or medical professional – although every one of them is insured, and settling a claim almost never involves the doctor or medical practitioner in a personal sense. We deal, rather, with the lawyers for the insurance companies.

The Team

We stand tall for all

While we may be overshadowed by their monumental office buildings, we are never intimidated by big insurance companies. We understand the ways of the weasel and the wolf. Our surefooted, small-but-powerful practitioners are always up to speed, and never afraid of a fight.

Ben Aulich


Less More about Ben

As founding partner of the firm, our Principal Ben Aulich has established himself as Canberra’s most reputable criminal lawyer.

The word ‘tenacious’ is an understatement. For Ben, winning is everything. If he is quiet in court, it’s not because he is lost for words. He’s fond of saying that one must never interrupt an enemy when they are making a mistake.

After graduating from Flinders University in South Australia with an economics degree, a law degree from Canberra University and a graduate diploma in legal practice from ANU, Ben was admitted to legal practice in 2000. Initially working at a boutique law practice for three years solely in crime, Ben then joined a large commercial litigation firm, practicing in corporate law and commercial litigation. That gave Ben a well-rounded exposure to Court matters and litigation.

Ben’s passion for his client’s rights is infectious. It’s the reason our team is so close-knit, and so committed. It’s helpful that Ben’s fixation with winning is also motivation for clients. He’s certainly not afraid of sleepless nights … if it ensures they ultimately get some sleep.

Stefan Russell-Uren

Senior Associate

Less More about Stefan

Stefan is a graduate of the University of Canberra and a recipient of the coveted Dean’s Excellence Award.

Prior to joining the Aulich team, Stefan worked in the trade union movement as a legal officer for United Voice. This is where Aulich came across Stefan, when he was on the other side of a matter.  We were pretty impressed with his knowledge, skill and dogged approach to litigation and we knew he’d fit in extremely well here at Aulich.  Stefan has a keen interest and extensive experience in industrial law, employment law, workplace health and safety and personal injury.

Stefan also has a decade’s worth of experience as a chef and baker, before he found his true calling and joined the law.

When Stefan isn’t whipping up a batch of his world-famous donuts for his co-workers, he blows off steam in the boxing ring and enjoys spending his time with his lovely wife and three beautiful kids.

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