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  1. Mine worker injured in car accident on way home from consecutive shifts successfully sues employers

    27 February 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Employer, mine operator and host employer all liable for personal injuries sustained to labour-hire employee due to fatigue-related motor vehicle accident whilst travelling home from a mine in Central Queensland. In Issue Liability of mine operator,...

  2. Limitation period extended for child sexual abuse claims

    21 November 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Following on from recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission)[1], the Queensland Parliament recently passed amendments to the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (the Act) extinguish...

  3. Class actions for Queensland

    15 November 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Queensland Parliament has recently passed legislation to amend the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 (the Act) to facilitate class actions (also referred to as representative proceedings) in Queensland courts [1]. The commencement date for the amendments ...

  4. Host employer liable for failure to supervise even though work system safe

    29 September 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Host employer’s liability forinjuries sustained by worker whilst lifting 25kg bags of product into a hopper Liability of employer and host employer The Background The respondent alleged that she sustained personal injuries whilst wor...

  5. Injured chair lift user gets the “Perisher Blues”

    28 April 2015 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently overturned a decision awarding a plaintiff over $1.3million for personal injuries sustained whilst boarding a chair lift at Perisher’s ski field. The decision serves as a useful reminder that the p...