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Truck driver receives close to $1 million due to faulty seat - Peebles v WorkCover Queensland

Australia - April 8 2021 In 2020, the plaintiff received a significant award of about $764,000 in Peebles v WorkCover Queensland [2020] QSC 106, a decision of Justice Jackson…

Brady Cockburn.

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, Damian Hinkley.

'Surmise' is not enough: verdict for defendant in slip and fall claim

Australia - May 29 2020 The duty owed by retailers and shopping centre operators to prevent slips and falls is a very high one. However, the recent decision…

Brady Cockburn, Chris Murphy.

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, Damian Hinkley.

Causation - a battle of experts?

Australia - March 9 2020 In Ribeiro v. Workers’ Compensation Regulator [2019] QIRC 203, the Deputy President determined that an abattoir slicer’s heavy duties were not a…

Brady Cockburn, Chris Murphy, Kim Villis.