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Confirmed by court of appeal - no negligence in Welfare management of emergency services worker on night of catastrophic fire

Australia - October 1 2021 In Giles v State of Queensland [2021] QCA 206, the Queensland Court of Appeal confirmed the District Court's decision that the State was not…

Rebecca Cunningham, Brady Cockburn, Tony Park

‘Reasonable management action’ in workers’ compensation claims - What is it and how does it work in practice?

Australia - September 9 2021 If a person gets injured at work in Queensland, they are entitled to statutory compensation, including wage replacement benefits and medical…

No negligence in welfare management of emergency services worker on night of catastrophic fire

Australia - January 8 2021 In Giles v State of Queensland [2020] QDC 332, the District Court of Queensland dismissed an injured worker’s claim on the basis the State was not…

Brady Cockburn, Tony Park

Documented systems of work and risk assessments - not the be all, and end all

Australia - May 29 2020 Allegations that an employer failed to undertake a risk assessment and prepare a documented system of work are a feature of most common law work…

WorkCover pays jewellery employee $270k compensation after failed third party theft

Australia - March 11 2020 After Michael Hill Jewellery at Westfield Helensvale was the target of an attempted theft, an employee has been awarded more than $270,000 in damages…

Brady Cockburn, Chris Murphy, Tony Park