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  1. Contributing factors to the failure to prove causation

    21 June 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Did the employer’s breach of duty cause the worker’s injury within the meaning of s 305D(1) of the WCRA. The Background On the evening of 25 August 2013 Ms Greenway was working alone supervising a 15 year old boy, who was then the...

  2. Mum’s claim for nervous shock dismissed

    29 November 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Whether the respondent's claim for nervous shock was "in respect of" an injury to a coal miner. Meaning of the words "in respect of". The Background Maureen Thearle (the respondent), was the mother of a coal miner employed...

  3. Statutory defences – a win for public authorities

    5 April 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) (the CLA) contains complete and partial defences for public and other authorities when civil claims are made based on the exercise, or failure to exercise, a statutory power or function. The recent judgement in Bankstown...

  4. The stark story of the mining industry - How can it affect injured miners and their claims for economic loss?

    15 February 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) recently released its “State of the Sector” quarterly report in which CEO Michael Roche said that the mining industry is hurting and that the name of the game is survival as the industry is “trying...

  5. When things go Berry Berry Bad….. Product liability exposure for an importer

    5 March 2015 | Insurance & Health Law

    There are now 22 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A suspected to have been caused by berries sold by Patties Foods.