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For many years we have won claims on behalf of clients, so we thought it prudent to gathering some of those extensive details about compensation claims, legal developments, interesting and relevant articles, guides and more, all in to one place.
Some of the articles are very comprehensive and dense, you can search above or view by each posts tags to find out more. Got a question? Contact us and we'll be glad to help you and clarify anything you need.
In December 2007, a Victorian Shopping center hired an employee, one Mr. Bainbridge to play Santa Claus. At the end of each shift, a security guard would escort Santa back from his ‘North Pole’ grotto, and the naughty (or nice) children and parents, to the shopping center's office to change...Read More
Robyn Eaton was engaged as an administration assistant for nursing home giant, TriCare. She brought a claim against TriCare for psychiatric injury she sustained as a result of being placed under unreasonable workloads and stress due to lack of proper management in her work duties, and bullying and harassment she experienced on a regular basis at the hands of her supervisor and manager in the course of her work with the TriCare organisation...Read More
In the case of Schneider v Smith & RACQ Insurance  QSC 047, the Court was faced with determining the impact of accident injuries on the Plaintiff's pre-accident lifestyle and employment against a strenuous argument by the Defendants that the Plaintiff's cannabis abuse was a main cause of any claimed psychiatric condition and loss of earning capacity, and his general "surfer" attitude should reduce any economic loss award...Read More
Would you consider that peeling an orange in a lunch break could give rise to a foreseeable risk of injury? Well their Honours, Justices Gotterson, Applegarth and Holmes found this to be the case when handing down their decision in the case of Joshua Boon Summs of Qld Pty Ltd  QSC 38.
Their Honours overturned the decision of the trial judge at first instance who had dismissed the Plaintiff's claim, to find for the Plaintiff/Appellant and award him increased damages of around $215,000...Read More
There are jobs that are simply dangerous by nature, so in this situation it is important to ensure the safety of the workplace as well its workers. There are other jobs that aren’t dangerous in nature, and this is where employers need to take into consideration the overall health and wellbeing of employees...Read More
The Plaintiff, Ms Windley, had been bowling for 40 years when she attended a "glow in the dark" bowling night at Gladstone Ten Pin Bowling. She had attended such events previously but not at this establishment. As Ms Windley was about to throw the ball down the lane, she stepped forward and her foot went past the foul line in the dark, onto the oiled surface of the alley, and she slipped and fell, fracturing her femur...Read More
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Bullying by an inexperienced supervisor of an assistant manager over just 11 days at “Sussan” in Cairns resulted in a psychiatric injury that should have been avoided...Read More
Plaintiff awarded damages at $1.399 million for his injuries after being assaulted during a brawl at Howl at the Moon nightclub on the Gold Coast...Read More
Even though you may be termed an independent contractor, contractor or sub-contractor by the party engaging your services when your work injury occurred, it may very well be that you have the right to claim Workers' Compensation, Statutory Lump Sum Compensation or Common Law Damages, or all of these payments, as a "worker" under workers' compensation legislation...Read More
When we talk about pure psychiatric injury claims, we are talking about a claim where the worker suffers from a psychological condition and the work event has not caused physical injury. Find out more...Read More