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

Tawera v BDS Recruit Pty Ltd & Anor [2014] QDC 167

 

The plaintiff failed on causation because the defendants established the plaintiff knew of safe manual handling techniques and on his own concession that it was common sense not to kick something large (bags of mortar which were preventing the door from closing on the truck) to move it.

David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator

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