Farmhand win tops court’s $ limit, damages cropped to suit

Russell v Hancock Farm Company Pty Ltd [2013] QDC 129

 

JUDGE:
McGill DCJ
ORDER:
Judgment that the defendant pay the plaintiff $265,014.60 including $15,014.60 by way of interest.
CATCHWORDS:
EMPLOYMENT LAW – Injury of employee – whether negligence – causation – assessment of damages

 

Carter Capner Lawyers

American nut conglomerate Hancock Agricultural has failed to defeat a $300k injury compensation claim arising from the use of unsafe farm equipment by a Queensland employee but gained some comfort in having the damages ordered against it reduced to fit the District Court jurisdictional limit.

 

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David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister.

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