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The surprising cost of a piercing noise - Insights from Hooker v Allied Pumps Pty Ltd (No.2) (2018) WADC 129
The plaintiff suffered spinal injuries when he was startled by a loud alarm activating in close proximity to him at work.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
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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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Cyber liabulity insurance - Insuring the intangible
Like workers' compensation and public liability insurance, cyber insurance will become indispensable business protection.
Australia
6 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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Construction industry insurance coverage under scrutiny
Employers in residential construction should ensure that work practices and insurances are appropriate and up-to-date.
Australia
2 Mar 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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The application by the defendant to dismiss the plaintiff due to an invalid election was considered by the District Court in WA
The defendant challenged the validity of the Director of WorkCover WA to record the plaintiff's election.
Australia
21 Dec 2017
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WA worker was injured when she attended work out of usual work hours to complete a form – is the injury compensable?
The injury suffered by the respondent was not a personal injury arising out of or in the course of her employment.
Australia
21 Dec 2017
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Impending insurance indemnity ruled not enough to set aside a statutory demand
An undetermined claim for insurance indemnity was declared not to be sufficient to set aside a statutory demand.
Australia
4 Dec 2017
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WA workers compensation - connection between reasonable treatment and a compensable injury
Before considering reasonable treatment, establish that treatment is for a compensable injury, or a direct result of it.
Australia
3 Nov 2017
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He either had Nic Naitanui-like skills, or the boundary line was too close to the fence
Without effective delegation, the Council still owed a duty of care to ensure the safety of users of the facility.
Australia
29 Sep 2017
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Stress claim on appeal in WA District Court – Meaning of Discipline, Wholly or Predominantly and Unreasonable and Harsh
Mr Suleski alleged he was suffering stress and anxiety, which was caused by bullying and threats made by his management.
Australia
29 Sep 2017
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Do not ask me: Properly proofing your client to give evidence
Inconsistencies and insufficient detail in a party's evidence can detract from an otherwise straightforward case.
Australia
3 Sep 2017
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WA Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by freeway truck driver
His claim was dismissed when he failed to prove that the unidentified driver of the small car had caused the accident.
Australia
1 Aug 2017
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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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