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  1. Security for Nurses - Is it necessary in the workplace?

    2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A nurse was successful in her claim against her employer for breaching its duty of care by failing to have in place a system whereby security officers could attend a mental health unit of a hospital to assist nurses in having safe access to patients....

  2. When a Solicitor Sues for Psychiatric Injury

    19 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions was found to have breached its duty to prevent psychiatric injury to an employed solicitor who was exposed to graphic and disturbing content in the course of her employment in the Specialist Sexual Offences...

  3. Employer liable for reporter's foreseeable psychiatric injuries

    26 February 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Age, as an employer, was found to have a duty of care to an employee, to prevent psychiatric injury, in the circumstance where the employee was exposed to traumatic events in the course of their work, and where The Age was aware of the employee's...

  4. Seven Network Found to be 'Employer' of TV Show Contestant

    20 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The applicant, who was engaged by the Seven Network as a contestant on its program House Rules, established that she was an employee of the Seven Network, following which, it was found her employment was the significant contributing factor giving rise to...

  5. No Contributory Negligence Found for Worker’s Own Exposure to Risk

    20 August 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    An Employer, Principle Contractor and Supervisor were found to have breached their duty to a worker for failing to prevent a foreseeable and known hazard. No contributory negligence was found against the Worker for placing himself in harm’s way. In...

  6. Work Environments and systems of work: what is safe enough?

    4 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A labour hire worker succeeded in recovering damages because the NSW Court of Appeal agreed that the low height of a pick slot did cause the back injuries suffered. In Issue Whether a host employer was negligent in requiring a labour hire worker to lift...

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