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Pocock v Citi-Steel Pty Ltd [2018] QDC 81 Rafter J The parties agreed on damages ($160,000.00) but disputed liability for causing the plaintiff his personal injuries. The plaintiff was injured on 12 September 2014 at a time when the it was necessary to have an impairment of greater than 5% as assessed under the Workers’...
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Love v North Goonyella Coal Mines Pty Ltd [2017] QSC 140 The plaintiff was injured roof bolting with a colleague, Mr Saliba in an underground mine when the roof bolting machine known as a Rambor (weighing between 40 and 48 kgs) and operated by Mr Saliba fell from a height on the back of his...
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Marshall v GJ & KM Church and Jomik Investments [2015] QDC 248 The plaintiff worked for a cleaning contractor (Church/ Panther Cleaning) who provided services to the franchisee (Jomik) of a MacDonald’s store at Harbour Town. The plaintiff’s claim was for personal injuries occasioned by an assault in the carpark adjacent the store. The plaintiff’s...
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Central Darling Shire Council v Greeney [2015] NSWCA 51 Before: Macfarlan JA Sackville AJA Beech-Jones J Decision: Appeal dismissed with costs                               TORTS – negligence – duty of care – the respondent was employed by a road maintenance and repair subcontractor...
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Wormleaton v Thomas & Coffey Limited (No 4) [2015] NSWSC 260   Before: Campbell J                                      TORTS – negligence – liability for severe crush injury at work – duty of care owed by an employer to its employee –...
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BlueScope Steel Ltd v Cartwright [2015] NSWCA 25 The employee driver in first instance was successful, but lost the appeal on the finding that the speed of the truck caused the load to become unstable. In determining whether the manufacturer of the product, which product moved in the truck had any liability by reference to guidelines/warnings...
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AF Concrete Pumping Pty Ltd v Ryan & Ors [2014] NSWCA 346 HEADNOTE [This headnote is not to be read as part of the judgment] The first respondent Mr Ryan was injured while engaged in the construction of a swimming pool on the seventh floor of a building. The principal contractor subcontracted with Reliance Pools Pty...
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