Negligence claim against employer succeeds after the activation of a portable alarm caused the plaintiff to be startled and strain his neck13 November 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
The plaintiff claimed damages for personal injuries caused when a co-worker switched on a personal gas detector, which triggered an alarm, and startled the plaintiff. In Issue The court had to consider whether the plaintiff’s employer was negligent...
Captive insurer avoids indemnity under ambiguous policy13 November 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
In a unanimous decision, the NSW Court of Appeal has affirmed that the proper construction of an ambiguously worded clause in an employer’s liability policy led to indexation of the policy deductible, and defeated a claim for indemnity under the...
CTP.Files | November 20186 November 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
The Perils of Appeal5 November 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
A 50 year old bus driver who suffered soft tissue injuries to her spine and a related Adjustment Disorder has had her damages award of approximately $540,000 upheld on appeal. In Issue Whether the trial judge erred in her assessment of various heads of...
WCompFiles | September 201830 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
Spring is here! And with a spring in our step, we’re delighted to bring you this September edition of WCompFiles. You may be aware of the upcoming Back to the Future of Injury Management Conferencewhich will take place in Brisbane in March 2019. The...
Case Collective | October 201825 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law