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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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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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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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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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A slip, but not a banana skin – Supermarket damages claim denied
Occupiers of premises open to the public should have regular inspections of areas of risk of slips, trips and falls.
Australia
3 Jul 2017
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Mobile phones and cancer – the next asbestos?
An Italian decision, subject to appeal, has held that excessive use of a mobile phone caused a benign form of cancer.
Australia
2 May 2017
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Injury at work and again while being rehabilitated - compensable injury or not? Reasonableness of treatment
His appeal was allowed, and the worker was entitled to compensation for the proposed surgery for his second injury.
Australia
3 Apr 2017
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The unavoidable accident – Causation in the WA CTP Motor Vehicle Scheme
This case still remains relevant and provides guidance as to how the tests of causation will be applied in the courts.
Australia
2 Feb 2017
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Be careful when choosing furniture for your patrons
The use of a particular brand of chair on a polished wooden floor in an indoor sports hall created a real risk of injury.
Australia
5 May 2016
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Don't play with fire: workplace injury and insurance cover
The employer did not comply with the "reasonable precautions" clause of its policy, so it was not entitled to indemnity.
Australia
4 Aug 2015
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The cost of doing (WorkCover WA) business
The determination applies to the costs of legal practitioners and registered agents for work in WorkCover WA proceedings,
Australia
4 Aug 2015
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On yer bike?: insurance cover for cyclists
The cyclist was awarded over $1.6 million damages after being knocked down by another cyclist and then run over by a car.
Australia
3 Dec 2014
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