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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.

Teacher swinging on rope swing while on school trip in Vanuatu not acting ‘in the course of’ employment

Australia - February 3 2020 A Brisbane Catholic Education teacher injured while on a school trip to Vanuatu has had her appeal dismissed by the Industrial Court of Queensland…

Brady Cockburn, Tony Park.

Walker v Newlands Northern Underground Mine - a new method of calculating economic loss?

Australia - November 19 2019 In Walker v Newlands Northern Underground Pty Ltd [2019] QSC 96, Justice Crow calculated future economic loss by discounting a discounted figure…

Brady Cockburn, Tony Park.