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  1. Mere connection between an accident and employment does not mean employment “contributed to” an injury

    20 July 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Damages for a woman injured while driving a bus in the course of her employment were assessed under the CLA, not common law, as her injury was not sufficiently connected to the "exigencies of [her] employment". In Issue The nature and extent of.

  2. The cost of additional space needed to operate life preserving equipment is a ‘medical service’ and compensable

    11 July 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Increased rental expenses are compensable as a 'medical service' within the meaning of the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Vic) In Issue Whether increased rental expenses are compensable under the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Vic) The Background On 8

  3. No proportionate liability in dependency claims

    9 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    A dependency claim is not an apportionable claim within the meaning of Part 4 of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW). In Issue Whether a Compensation to Relatives Act 1987 (NSW) claim is properly characterised as arising from personal injury for the...

  4. No liability for rent associated with housing life sustaining equipment and a carer

    3 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Supreme Court of Victoria upholds VCAT decision that increased rental expenses arising from need to house life saving equipment and carer not covered under Transport Accident Act 1986. In Issue Whether increased rent as a result of housing life sustaining

  5. NSW Court of Appeal overturns finding that PTSD constitutes a “bodily injury”

    27 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Post traumatic stress disorder which does not result in physical change is not "bodily injury " and therefore not compensable. In Issue Whether PTSD is a “bodily injury” within the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959.

  6. Insurer granted right to further examination of plaintiff after inadequate report provided by expert

    15 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Insurer's request for plaintiff to undergo further medical examination by different specialist to overcome uncooperative attitude of existing doctor not unreasonable or unnecessarily repetitious. In Issue Whether unreasonable for insurer to require...

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