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Service Not Required to trgger an entitlement to leave and the importance of the fine print
This recent mining case again raised the often confusing issue of leave accrual in the case of absence through injury.
Australia
19 Sep 2019
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Parliament to consider class actions regime for WA
If this Bill becomes law, it will be interesting to see how a class actions regime affects the WA litigation landscape.
Australia
10 Jul 2019
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FIFO Code of Practice – battle against mental Illness for WA workers
WorkSafe WA published a guide, "Mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers in the resources and construction sectors".
Australia
27 May 2019
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Aiming at an employee and shooting yourself in the foot – Workplace investigation leads to compensation claim
Employers should perhaps review their relevant discipline policies and contract of employment terms and conditions.
Australia
27 May 2019
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Silicosis – a nationwide epidemic?
Silicosis is an insidious disease, caused by the crystalline silica found in stone bathroom and kitchen benchtops.
Australia
12 Apr 2019
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Be prepared, or be better prepared – costs of arbitration: Insight from Rodgers v Amcor Ltd [2018] WADC 134
The case involved an appeal from Workcover WA in relation to a costs order made directly against the worker's lawyers.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
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Look out! Pedestrians running in front of vehicles - avoidable or not?
The Court needed to determine if the defendant was negligent when the pedestrian ran across the path of her vehicle.
Australia
30 Aug 2018
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Judicial interpretation of policies of insurance - not as dull as it sounds
When considering the interpretation of insurance policies, Courts look at commercial purpose as well as particular terms.
Australia
11 Aug 2018
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Kott Gunning Cyber threat register
This cyber threat register aims to help businesses stay informed about data breaches and cyber incidents in 2018.
Australia
16 Jul 2018
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Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act WA relating to dependants of deceased workers
These amendments increase compensation entitlements and simplify and expedite claims by dependants of deceased workers.
Australia
7 Jul 2018
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Superannuation and the age pension, where injury causes reduced life expectancy - compensable loss?
This was an appeal on an assessment of damages for the loss of expectation of an age pension during the "lost years".
Australia
6 Jul 2018
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When it comes to workers compensation, when is a travelling expense not a travelling expense? The battle of the clauses
The injured worker claimed travelling expenses, but the arbitrator decided that he was not entitled to those expenses.
Australia
5 Jul 2018
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Employer attendance at medical consultations in Western Australia – The rules
WorkCover WA has issued an update on an injured worker's rights to attend an employer nominated medical consultation.
Australia
23 Jun 2018
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Landlords and tenants beware, know your occupier liability rights and obligations and ensure you insure
Recent case highlights how important it is for landlords and tenants to be appropriately insured.
Australia
13 Jun 2018
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Mobile phones and cancer
Until the use of mobile phones is cleared as a cause of cancer, reasonable precautions should be taken for their use.
Australia
10 May 2018
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Work related or not work related? Tragic South Australian fatality in the headlines.
Tragic fatality initially considered not work related but later considered work related.
Australia
3 Apr 2018
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Worrying wildlife at work in WA?
The issue for determination was whether or not the worker's injury was sustained during the course of her employment.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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Awarding compensation for permanent impairment sustained minutes before death - Could it happen in WA?
The WA legislation would not allow compensation for permanent impairment to be payable after the death of a worker.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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Supreme Court of South Australia increases exemplary damages award.
SA Supreme Court increases exemplary damages to James Hardie victim who contracted terminal mesothelioma.
Australia
29 Nov 2017
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The Workers Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2017 (WA) – what you need to know
Bill aims to increase entitlements for dependants of deceased workers and to simplify and expedite the claims process.
Australia
29 Nov 2017
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