Category

Personal Injuries Workers’ Comp
    I refer to my earlier posting regarding the tabling of Worker Queensland’s annual report and note the following extract from Hansard on 26 November 2009 (underling added): Hon. CR DICK (Greenslopes—ALP) (Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations) (10.11 am): During the last sitting week of parliament I tabled the WorkCover Queensland annual report...
Read More
  A worker who “carelessly” operated a cigarette lighter inside a fume-filled container, causing a massive explosion which seriously injured the worker and his colleague, is entitled to worker’s compensation despite his questionable conduct, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has held. Under the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, a worker who sustains injuries as...
Read More
The following links cover the Workers’ Compensation Acts 1916 to 1936 and may prove of assistance:- Workers’ Compensation Act 1916 (6 Geo.V.No.35) Workers’ Compensation Act Amendment Act 1916 (7 Geo.V.No.26) Workers’ Compensation Acts Amendment Act 1918 (9 Geo.V.No.21) Workers’ Compensation Acts Amendment Act 1921 (12 Geo.V.No.29) Workers’ Compensation Acts Amendment Act 1923 (14 Geo.V.No.5) Workers’...
Read More
Syben v Mackay TFS Pty Ltd [2009] QSC 367 His Honour Jones J considered for the first time section 308C of Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, in respect of “gratuitous services” under s 308A. The decision is of interest in respect of the award of General Damages and gratuitous services. It highlights the difference...
Read More
Qantas Airways Limited (Frank Grisaffi) v Q-COMP Qantas appealed the decision by Q-COMP, which set aside the decision of Qantas and accepted the claim for compensation. The main contention by Qantas was the depressive condition was not work related and that employment was not a significant contributing factor. The claimant contended the depression was caused...
Read More
De Ross v General Medical Assessment Tribunal & Anor [2009] QCA 327 His Honour Justice Keane, with whom Holmes and Fraser JJA concurred, dismissed the appeal of WorkCover Queensland, upholding the decision of the learned primary judge’s decision. Central to this discussion was whether failure by WorkCover to furnish articles provided by Mr de Ross’...
Read More
Kevin Daly v Q-COMP (C/2009/23) – appeal against the decision of the Industrial Magistrate on the issue of not being a “worker”  – father ‘working’ for his son – appeal dismissed and ‘control test’ relied upon. Elizabeth Miller v Q-COMP (C/2009/20) – appeal against the decision of the Industrial Magistrate on the issue of “reasonable management action” –...
Read More
Black v Warwick Shire Council [2009] QSC 123   The plaintiff’s claim was rejected on the second limb of the test of Wyong Shire Council v Shirt (1980) 146 CLR 40; [1980] HCA, and that there was no breach by the council of its obligations under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (Qld). The...
Read More
1 31 32 33

Recent Comments

    Archives

    Categories