David Cormack, Barrister

Access to Damages – Application for Compensation out of time & not considered on its merits

A Top Class Turf Pty Ltd v Parfitt  QCA 127 Gotterson, Morrison JJA, Brown J On 2 June 2017, the…...

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WCRA s 542 wider reading of special circumstances for extension of time

Workers’ Compensation Regulator v Pryszlak  QCA 157 Further to the earlier post and the decision of McMeekin J in Pryszlak…...

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Independent Contractor / labour hire – duty of care and contributory negligence

Pocock v Citi-Steel Pty Ltd QDC 81 Rafter J The parties agreed on damages ($160,000.00) but disputed liability for…...

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WCRA: Inadvertence & causation for an injury later complained of as arising out of the initial event

Souz v CC Pty Ltd QSC 36 McMeekin J Background The plaintiff claimed to have suffered a neck injury…...

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Appeal to QIRC: Out of time – “Special Circumstances” two-tiered test

Pryszlak v Workers’ Compensation Regulator QSC 286 McMeekin J The applicant sought to claim workers’ compensation for a hand…...

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