David Cormack, Barrister

WCRA: host employment & the outer reaches of temporary abrogation of employment

Paskins v Hail Creek Coal Hire Pty Ltd & Anor QSC 190 McMeekin J The plaintiff suffered personal injuries…...

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WCRA: Far-reaching duty of care for fatigue management – even for independent contractors

Kerle v MB Alliance Coal Operations Pty Limited & Ors QSC 304 The decision of McMeekin J is of…...

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WCRA: defective instructions only causative of harm, if the worker would have acted differently

Thomas v Trades & Labour Hire Pty Ltd (in liq) & Anor QCA 332 Morrison and Philippides JJA and…...

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WCRA: rear end collision on mine site – following truck’s claim dismissed

House v Anglo Coal (Callide Management) Pty Ltd & Anor QDC 303 Dorney QC DCJ The plaintiff was injured…...

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WCRA: amendments to Byrne indemnity decision defeated

Further to the earlier post regarding the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill 2016 and the…...

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WCRA: knowledge of safe manual handling + common sense = failure of causation

Tawera v BDS Recruit Pty Ltd & Anor QDC 167   The plaintiff failed on causation because the defendants…...

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