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  1. Court of Appeal increases damages awarded to injured truck driver

    19 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Queensland Court of Appeal recently allowed an appeal by an injured worker resulting in an increase in damages awarded in respect of future economic loss.

  2. 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.

  3. Worker successfully claims compensation for permanent impairment resulting from injuries sustained in multiple workplace incidents

    30 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Court of Appeal found that a worker’s injuries which occurred in the course of three separate workplace incidents could all be considered as having resulted from the initial incident and therefore could be combined together for the purposes of assessing the worker’s whole person impairment....

  4. Employer liable for injuries caused by raging bull

    6 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Western Australia Court of Appeal recently determined that an employer who operated a stock transporting business was liable for personal injuries sustained by a worker when attempting to unload cattle from a road train.

  5. Failure to navigate alternate route around obstructed stairs leads to significant damages award

    27 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    This article explores the law in relation to issues of negligence and quantification of damages for a seaman who tripped over hoses on a midship stairway. In Issue Whether the risk of a crew member tripping over hoses obstructing a midship stairway was...

  6. Greyhound racer leaves Court of Appeal with tail between his legs

    28 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal finds that injuries to a gate keeper at a greyhound racing club triggered the “dangerous recreational activity” defence under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW). In Issue Whether the injuries suffered by a gate keeper...

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