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Assessing hearing loss – when is a claim no longer compensable?
Article looks at difficulties an applicant may face when bringing a claim for hearing loss after they have ceased employment.
Australia
24 Sep 2019
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Dead driver owes police officer duty
Negligent drivers who cause an accident owe a duty of care to police officers who attend the accident scene.
Australia
15 Feb 2019
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Cleaners who are not perfect are not necessarily negligent: Court of Appeal win for cleaning contractor represented by HBA Legal
The duty of a contract cleaner is to exercise reasonable care, and reasonable care does not mean perfection is required.
Australia
13 Sep 2018
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Bunnings not liable for injuries on raised playground surface
The court held that a reasonable person in the same position would not have done anything more than it had already done.
Australia
21 Jul 2018
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It is all fun and games – but is it work related?
Employee sues - did the injury occur during a shift of work or during an interval between 2 detached shifts of work?
Australia
20 Jun 2018
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Can light work duties cause carpal tunnel syndrome?
Case deals with sections 5A(1) and 5B(2) of the SRC Act and the difficulties associated with onus of proof.
Australia
28 Mar 2018
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Eight year old loses thumb after delay in medical treatment
This decision is interesting in its consideration of 'expert peer opinion' within s5O of the Civil Liability Act 2002.
Australia
20 Jun 2017
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When is a discount, not a discount?
The changes to the UK discount rate for future loss calculations may not be reflected in the Australian insurance market.
Australia
4 Apr 2017
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"Arrogant and argumentative but not a pathological liar" – bikie awarded $164K in CTP claim
Even if there are strong reasons to impugn a Plaintiff's credibility, it is open to the judge to accept his evidence.
Australia
16 Mar 2017
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Australia
16 Oct 2016
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The importance of incident reporting for injury claims
A plaintiff's evidence about an event will almost always be accepted over others because they would best remember it.
Australia
25 Aug 2016
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NDIS – A short guide for insurers
The article examines the NDIS legislation with a view to understanding what these changes mean for compensation payers.
Australia
12 Jul 2016
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The shooting of Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo: An Australian public liability perspective
Organisations should ensure that their facilities and premises are constructed so as to protect both people and animals.
Australia
14 Jun 2016
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The importance of good communication
There is no prejudice in extending a limitation period to join a defendant when the person is already a cross-defendant.
Australia
29 Jan 2016
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