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Professional negligence case against Architects succeeds

December 2 2015 Thomson Adsett Pty Ltd (Architects) were retained to provide architectural services for the construction of a new multi-purpose assembly hall/sports…

Back injury answering work mobile arose ‘in the course of employment’

July 20 2015 The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) has upheld an appeal of a worker for acceptance of his claim for a back injury suffered while…

Photographs of woman at work led to compensable injury

October 8 2015 Ms Astrid Waugh (Appellant) brought a claim for workers’ compensation for psychiatric injuries arising in the course of her employment with the State…

Worker awarded >$600k for sexual assault by manager

May 25 2015 Ms Sharon Whitehead, aged 39 (Whitehead) brought a claim for damages for trespass to the person against her supervisor at the Child Support Agency…

Making a mandatory final offer in Queensland

June 18 2015 In Queensland, parties to a personal injury claim are required to make a ‘mandatory final offer‘ or ‘written final offer‘ (MFO). An MFO is made at…

Professional negligence case against Architects succeeds

December 2 2015 Thomson Adsett Pty Ltd (Architects) were retained to provide architectural services for the construction of a new multi-purpose assembly hall/sports…

Contributory negligence finding of 50% against pipeline worker

November 23 2015 The Supreme Court of Queensland has made a finding of 50% for contributory negligence against apipeline worker who suffered burns from caustic liquid…

No compensation for degenerative disc disease

November 9 2015 The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (Commission) has refused the appeal of a worker seeking compensation for degenerative disc disease. Ms…

Photographs of woman at work led to compensable injury

October 8 2015 Ms Astrid Waugh (Appellant) brought a claim for workers’ compensation for psychiatric injuries arising in the course of her employment with the State…

Parties review claims as QLD changes workers’ compensation laws

September 29 2015 On 24 September 2015, the Workers' Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (Qld) (Bill) received assent. The changes The Bill amended…