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  1. 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...

  2. Disregard of employee safety warnings results in significant liability for employer and contractors

    22 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    This case looks at the liability of a principal contractor, employer subcontractor and project manager/site supervisor for injuries caused by collapse of excavation trench onto foreman. In Issue Whether an employer, principal contractor, and project...

  3. Step by Step: ACT Court of Appeal offers "infinitesimally low" view on Coles' Standards of Care for employees

    16 August 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 29 June 2018 the ACTCA dismissed the appeal by Coles Supermarket Australia Pty Ltd against a decision holding it liable for damages for personal injury sustained by a former employee who fell to the ground when dismounting a “Safe-T-Step”...