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Deferring the Assessment Date - Wilkin v TAL Life Limited & Ors
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 31 2016

On 24 June 2016, Dorney DCJ handed down his decision in Wilkin v TAL Life Limited & Ors, referring the matter back to TAL to determine whether Mr


Can the timeframe to lodge a workers compensation appeal be extended?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • September 20 2016

In Queensland, insurers are required to make decisions in relation to applications for compensation (claims). Some of those decisions are ‘reviewable’


A tale of two negligent drivers
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • September 7 2016

In Smith v Randall & Anor His Honour Justice Applegarth was required to assess and apportion liability between two drivers who were involved in a


Court of Appeal Raises the Boom on Recklessness
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 24 2016

In April 2015 the Queensland Supreme Court Trial Division awarded judgment in favour of the insurer, CGU, finding that damage to a crane owned by


Does a son owe his mother a duty of care not to die?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 19 2016

In Homsi v Homsi the Supreme Court of Victoria was required to consider whether a son who died in a motor vehicle accident owed a duty of care to his


TPD Claims- Reynolds v Sunsuper Pty Ltd & Ors 2016
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 8 2016

Yesterday Justice Dorney of the District Court of Queensland handed down his decision in Reynolds v Sunsuper Pty Ltd & AIA Australia Limited 2016


Plaintiff fails - no U-turn required
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 6 2016

In the recent decision of Bates v Gillham the New South Wales Court of Appeal was required to consider whether a driver was negligent for bringing


TPD claims : a life insured’s duty
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 3 2016

In October 2015, we published “Don’t Be Hasty - Duties and the Common Pitfalls for Trustees and Insurers” (view here) which looked at the duties of


Part-Time Employment and TPD Claims
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

The issue of whether an insured engaging in part-time employment effects their entitlement to benefits under a Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD


Date of Assessment in TPD Claims
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Assessing claims for Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) benefits at the correct point in time is critical to the claims assessment process