The height of insignificance9 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The NSW District Court held a 5 – 10mm footpath height differential posed an insignificant risk within the meaning of section 5B(1)(b) of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)
Disembark this way – Court of Appeal rules on airport trip case21 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The WA Court of Appeal considers the liability and contractual issues arising between an airline carrier, the owner/occupier of the airport and the entity providing ground handling services in circumstances where an injured person tripped and fell on a raised concrete plinth whilst crossing the...
Prior complaints not sufficient to establish Council was aware of “particular risk”6 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
In the recent decision of Ricky Eddy v Goulburn Mulwaree Council and Golden Star Import & Export Pty Ltd  NSWDC 150, a public authority was afforded protection in respect of a claim brought by a pedestrian who fell on a temporary ramp on the road, despite receiving prior complaints about the...
Historic abuse claim fails against foster parents3 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The case involved a claim of historic sexual abuse and failure to help after notification, arising out of a foster parent / child relationship. The case required the trial judge to make numerous findings of fact in a difficult and complex evidentiary matrix. A legal determination was also made on...
Employer escapes responsibility after shearer’s cook falls on loose step on occupier’s premises21 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The New South Wales District Court found the occupier of a premises wholly liable, while the employer was found to have discharged its duty of care to its employee by undertaking a reasonable inspection of the premises.
Take the plaintiff as you find them: Court awards almost $2.5 million damages for serious motor vehicle accident30 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Supreme Court of Queensland recently awarded a plaintiff nearly $2.5 million in damages for injuries he sustained in a serious motor vehicle accident.