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  1. Court clarifies that PIPA inapplicable to conditions secondary to dust-related diseases

    14 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    To aid in facilitating the efficient management of dust diseases matters the Court has declared that the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (and the requirement for pre-litigation steps) does not apply to personal injury that is or results from a dust-related condition.

  2. Surveillance footage has no weight in claim for a psychological condition despite medical evidence that worker’s condition had improved

    19 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Administrative Appeals Tribunal found that an employee suffering from psychological injury resulting from a workplace incident can be considered incapacitated for work 8 years later despite undertaking work in other fields, with the employee being able to claim compensation for his ongoing...

  3. Why are damages sofa apart?

    4 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Plaintiff alleged that he injured his back whilst moving a large sofa which subsequently led to him suffering a serious psychiatric illness. Although the parties agreed that the Plaintiff was entitled to damages, their respective assessments differed significantly.

  4. Take the plaintiff as you find them: Court awards almost $2.5 million damages for serious motor vehicle accident

    30 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.

  5. Queensland Industrial Relations Commission confirms scope of jurisdiction

    10 March 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission recently delivered a decision which looked at the scope of its jurisdiction in circumstances where new issues are identified and raised by parties on appeal.

  6. The widening scope of vicarious liability in sexual abuse claims and beyond

    3 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Trigger warning: This article contains details about sexual abuse of children which may be upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised. The NSW Supreme Court found that a company operating a childcare centre was vicariously liable for...

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