Worker successfully claims compensation for neck injury with an underlying degenerative condition27 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.
The Court reinforces the importance of adequate training and instruction even where the employee has extensive experience19 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.
Transfer of Proceedings & Jurisdiction – monetary limits not the only deciding factor10 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.
Occupier held liable for security guard’s fall9 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.