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Workers Compensation - Court holds that even a straight-forward light manual task requires prior instructions
The employer was liable for failing to train and instruct a worker to lift a wheelie walker from the boot of a vehicle.
Australia
24 Jul 2017
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Court reduces damages by 50% for non-work related condition
The judge considered the evidentiary burden to be discharged by the defendant in order for such a discount to be applied.
Australia
31 May 2017
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What to do after a cyclone or flood to ensure your insurance claim is paid
These steps should be taken if your property or business is damaged from a cyclone, flooding or other natural disaster.
Australia
7 Apr 2017
4
Insurer succeeds in recovering settlement proceeds from fraudulent claimant
This UK case was a most interesting decision on the effect of fraudulent misrepresentation in a personal injuries claim.
Australia
1 Mar 2017
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Slippery when wet: When inviting your ex over goes horribly wrong
A reasonable person would have ensured that the steps were dry or at least warned the plaintiff that they might be wet.
Australia
29 Dec 2016
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An employer's duty of care does not extend to safeguarding the employee completely from all perils
The Court was satisfied with the level of training and instruction by the employer for such a "fairly routine task".
Australia
29 Dec 2016
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Succeeding in total and permanent disability insurance claims: The devil is in the detail
The ASIC review into the life insurance industry highlighted significant shortcomings with the management of claims.
Australia
29 Dec 2016
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Injured worker's labour hire claim for a rear end collision dismissed
The case revisits principles of liability for motor vehicle accidents from rear end collisions, in an employment context.
Australia
7 Dec 2016
9
Succeeding in total and permanent disability insurance claims: The devil is in the detail
The ASIC review report highlighted significant shortcomings with the management of life insurance and TPD claims.
Australia
9 Nov 2016
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The demise of Byrne? The proposed section 236B of the Workers' Compensation & Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill 2016
This Bill also proposes to reverse the impact of the decision in Byrne for insurers, including WorkCover Queensland.
Australia
 
18 Jul 2016
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The demise of Byrne? - The proposed section 236B of the Workers' Compensation & Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill 2016
This new Bill proposes to reverse the impact of the decision in Byrne for insurers, including WorkCover Queensland.
Australia
20 Jun 2016
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Employer found not liable for client assault on disability support worker at residential care facility
The Court found in favour of the employer in a carer's claim of assault from a client at a residential care facility.
Australia
3 May 2016
13
Assessing damages in light of pre existing conditions: the test in Malec v Hutton affirmed
The case confirms that the assessment of past and future hypothetical facts must be done on the degree of probability.
Australia
17 Apr 2016
14
Brothel refused insurance cover due to non-disclosure of bikie links - 8 September 2015
Failure by an insured to make full disclosure in an insurance contract can result in the complete withdrawal of indemnity
Australia
2 Oct 2015
15
Slippery steps a source of strife - duty of care - 15 September 2015
Home owners in Queensland with regular workers or carers should consider obtaining a Household Workers' Insurance Policy.
Australia
17 Sep 2015
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Council not liable to motorcyclist for unlawful act of third party - 31 August 2015
The local council's duty of care did not extend to protecting a motorcyclist from the unlawful conduct of third parties,
Australia
8 Sep 2015
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Public hearing held on proposed changes to Queensland workers' compensation scheme - 17 August 2015
Various unions, self-insurers, employers and solicitors could make short statements supporting their written submissions.
Australia
25 Aug 2015
18
Public briefing on proposed changes to Queensland workers' compensation scheme
This public briefing delivered by the Parliamentary Committee discussed possible impacts of the proposed amendment Bill.
Australia
19 Aug 2015
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Applicant/insurer not entitled to have claimant examined by a different doctor
Without further evidence, the Judge held the request to be unreasonable and repetitious and dismissed the application.
Australia
5 Aug 2015
20
Submissions invited on proposed changes to workers compensation scheme in Queensland
The Committee has issued an invitation for submissions addressing any aspect of the Bill from all interested parties.
Australia
30 Jul 2015
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