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  1. Worker successfully claims compensation for neck injury with an underlying degenerative condition

    27 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The County Court of Victoria found that the worker’s neck injury was causally related to his employment, however assessment of damages relevantly considered the worker’s underlying condition as a factor.

  2. The Court reinforces the importance of adequate training and instruction even where the employee has extensive experience

    19 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Supreme Court found that the employer failed to provide a safe system of work even where the plaintiff knew of the risk associated with lifting heavy items from an awkward position.

  3. Transfer of Proceedings & Jurisdiction – monetary limits not the only deciding factor

    10 March 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    A recent decision by His Honour Justice Crow in the Rockhampton Supreme Court involving an application by the Defendant in a workers’ compensation claim to have the matter transferred from the Supreme Court of Rockhampton to the District Court at Rockhampton.

  4. Occupier held liable for security guard’s fall

    9 February 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Supreme Court provides guidance on the doctrine of foreseeability and preventability in a case involving a workplace injury where the plaintiff was a security guard who was required to patrol premises occupied by the defendant and in doing so, fell in a ditch and injured his knee and back.

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