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September 2015
Byrne v People Resourcing (Qld) Pty Ltd & Anor [2014] QSC 269 For work related injuries which fall between 15 October 2013 to 30 January 2015 and have been assessed to have 5% or less, degree of permanent impairment (DPI), any indemnity is excluded or contribution by way of joint tortfeasor (Law Reform Act 1995...
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Goodfellow v Clarke [2015] QDC 193 A Rockhampton compensation claimant has convinced a court his degenerative disc condition – commonly thought to be age related – was as a direct result of a multi vehicle collision on the Bruce Highway near Calliope in which he was a passenger. Council plant operator Michael Goodfellow was ambulanced to the Gladstone Hospital but the...
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James v Surfers Jet [2015] QDC 233 The Paradise Point outing in April 2010 was intended to give all staff who rolled up the thrill of an authentic jet boat ride on the Southport Broadwater, 14 passengers at a time. Walter James and his wife boarded first and sat at the starboard end of the rear row. Although the...
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I invite you to provide feedback on formatting and responsiveness of the barristerdirect website on smartphones and tablets. Significant technical work has been undertaken to improve the responsiveness of the website for handheld devices. Work is also under way to update features on the Injury Damages Calculator App to provide revised superannuation rates and staggered...
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Thomas v Trades and Labour Hire Pty Ltd [2015] QSC 264 The plaintiff was employed by the first defendant labour hire company and had for many years had been contracted to the second defendant council (host employer). The plaintiff was injured during the course of work as driver and operator of tip truck when the...
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Rankin v Gosford City Council [2014] NSWSC 1354 Further to the earlier post the appeal by the plaintiff was dismissed. The plaintiff argued on appeal that if the barriers could be removed, then it was reasonably foreseeable that unidentified persons would do so and cause a risk to road users, which the council was liable...
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O’Connor v Toll Holdings Ltd [2015] QSC 259 The claimant/applicant sought declaration that the decision of the self-insurer respondent pursuant to s 186(3) of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) to have applicant’s lumbar spine injury assessed again by doctor to decide permanent impairment was valid: (3) If the worker makes a request mentioned in subsection (2)(b)(i),...
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Fuller-Lyons v New South Wales [2015] HCA 31 French CJ; Bell, Gageler, Keane & Nettle JJ: [1] On 29 January 2001, Corey Travis Fuller-Lyons suffered severe injuries when he fell from a train. Corey was eight years old at the time. Corey brought proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Beech-Jones J) by his tutor...
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Commissioner Heydon ruled yesterday on the application to disqualify himself on ground of apprehended bias following his agreement to deliver Sixth Annual Sir Garfield Barwick Address, organised by Lawyer’s Branch and Legal Policy Branch of NSW Division of Liberal Party of Australia. Commissioner Heydon concluded it was not the case that fair-minded lay observer might...
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