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  1. No contributory negligence where worker acting within the expectation and interest of employer

    16 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    An employer was found liable for the injuries sustained to a worker who fell whilst travelling on the engine of a vehicle in the course of his work. No contributory negligence was found against the worker. In Issue Whether the worker’s own actions...

  2. Employer held accountable for defamatory comments about past employee

    16 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A childcare centre worker was awarded $237,970.22 against his former employer when, in an email to parents of children attending the centre about staff updates, he was described as having left for disciplinary reasons and being untruthful. In Issue...

  3. PTSD in the limelight

    16 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    There is growing support for national changes to both compensation and safety legislation in favour of workers suffering from PTSD. This Tasmanian decision confirms that lump sum payments for PTSD following physical assaults must be considered separately...

  4. Is an employee working in Indonesia entitled to compensation in Western Australia

    16 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A District Court Judge has allowed an employee to claim workers’ compensation in Western Australia after he contracted dengue fever when he had been working in Indonesia for 11 months. In Issue The Judge had to decide whether an employee, who had...

  5. Are subjective reports of symptoms from a worker sufficient to establish that a worker suffered an injury

    14 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A cleaner developed symptoms in her left shoulder, wrist and forearm after moving a chair at work. There was no consensus in the medical evidence as to the diagnosis or what injury was sustained, and there was a dispute as to whether the worker suffered...

  6. Queensland First: Director sentenced to one year in prison and company fined $1 million under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011

    25 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 6 February 2019, Mr Gary Lavin and his company, Multi-Run Roofing were found guilty of Category 1 reckless conduct under s31 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the Act). Mr Lavin was sentenced in the Maroochydore District Court to one year...

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