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  1. At work, or not at work - that is the question

    16 August 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Defining a worker’s ‘place of employment’ requires contextual analysis of more than just the physical boundaries of the workplace itself.

  2. Christmas cake goes from sweet to sour in worker’s compensation claim

    16 August 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Tribunal examines legal test applicable to the question of whether a ‘reasonably arguable case’ exists and considers notice argument.

  3. To pay or to continue to pay, that is the question

    1 August 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Following an independent medical report stating a worker was fit to return to normal duties, an employer applied to the Tribunal for a determination allowing it to cease ongoing payment of weekly compensation. The employer was found to have a reasonably arguable case. However, the Supreme Court...

  4. Reading the whole medical report – the importance of avoiding a “pick and choose” approach

    6 May 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Bowskill J reiterates that medical reports must be read as a whole and it is ‘artificial and inappropriate’ to pick and choose the more favourable parts of a report.

  5. Reversing the onus of proof in journey claims: deceased worker unable to explain substantial deviation

    6 April 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Industrial Court found a worker’s claim should be rejected where the worker could not provide an explanation for a 7-hour interruption in a journey claim.

  6. Soldier by day, triathlete by night

    4 March 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Was an employee of the Defence Force entitled to workers compensation for injuring himself while competing in a triathlon which was unrelated to the Army?

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