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Similar facts in workers compensation claims?
The case shows a trend in the way of litigating claims for psychological injury, which makes defending them more onerous.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
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It does not have to be pristine – verdict for mining company in slip and fall incident
The case illustrates that all work has danger and employers are entitled to manage, instead of eliminating, some risks.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
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Upcoming legislative changes to WCRA (Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act) 2003 (Qld)
Proposals to extend WCRA coverage to the 'gig' economy and to taxi/limousine industries are being considered further.
Australia
9 Sep 2019
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Employer liable for intentional harm by employee - Ward v Allianz Australia Insurance Services [2019] NSWDC 293
An employer was found liable for the deliberate actions of a manager, who verbally and physically bullied the plaintiff.
Australia
6 Sep 2019
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Consumer Law reforms may increase the exposure of transport operators to claims for damage to goods
Transport and warehouse operators should ensure they have appropriate insurance cover for goods in transit and storage.
Australia
7 Dec 2018
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The true meaning of Special Circumstances in out of time applications for review of insurer decisions in statutory workers compensation claims
The court considered whether the worker had 'special circumstances' to justify an application for review out of time.
Australia
21 Jul 2018
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Subcontracting agreements and insurance: Tow operators, trailers and terms
Transport operators should carefully consider obligations in sub-contracting agreements to take out insurance.
Australia
6 Mar 2018
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High Court of Australia dismisses application by builder to appeal QBCC insurance payout
Builders should now ensure that they challenge any adverse QBCC decisions before the QBCC makes an insurance payout.
Australia
19 Jan 2018
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Builder dispute options limited following QBCC insurance payout
After the QBCC pays out under a homeowner's insurance policy, a builder has limited grounds to contest a QBCC recovery.
Australia
8 Sep 2017
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Cape York Director of Nursing receives $1.46 million award in pure psychological injury claim
The judge found managerial mistreatment caused the plaintiff to develop a psychiatric injury and the loss of her career.
Australia
4 Sep 2017
11
Financial Ombudsman Service complaints – when, where and how
FOS Australia deals with a range of FSP disputes including banking, credit, loans, insurance and financial planning.
Australia
20 Feb 2017
12
Workers' compensation: Section 279 ‘fishing expeditions' curtailed
This case confirms that parties do not need to respond to requests for information outside of a narrow interpretation.
Australia
29 Dec 2016
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Insurer liable to pay transport operator $2.5 million in damages arising from an ‘accidentally overloaded' crane
The case illustrates the difficulty in trying to refuse cover for accidental damage caused by seemingly reckless actions.
Australia
14 Nov 2016
14
Yes, insurers can change their mind about who performs a second DPI assessment
The Court considered if an insurer could withdraw its agreement for a specific doctor to perform a second DPI assessment.
Australia
10 Nov 2016
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Reversal of the Byrne decision – what does it mean for your indemnity clause?
Recent legislative amendments mean that certain contractual indemnities appearing in services agreements may be void.
Australia
22 Sep 2016
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Punch-up in course of a driver's employment BUT employer not required to compensate
Although injuries were found to be sustained in the course of employment, the employee was not entitled to compensation.
Australia
5 Sep 2016
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Son does not owe mother a duty not to die – Homsi v Homsi
In Homsi v Homsi, the Supreme Court of Victoria was asked to consider a novel question.
Australia
24 Jul 2016
18
Qld Government introduces a hybrid scheme to meet the interests of all state road users – the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016
The Queensland Parliament passed legislation enabling the partial rollout of the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS).
Australia
14 Jun 2016
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Statutory declaration preconditions to payment claims under construction contracts held to be invalid – NSW follows Queensland approach
A clause requiring the builder to confirm that compensation insurance premiums were paid, is also invalid under NSW law.
Australia
24 Mar 2016
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What you need to know about these workers compensation amendments in Queensland
There are key changes which will see some immediate impact on the workers' compensation scheme and management of claims.
Australia
26 Oct 2015
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