Psychological Workplace Injury from failure to provide a safe work environment

Psychological Workplace Injury – Lunchroom disciplinary action not reasonable management action The decision earlier this month by the Industrial Relations Commision of Raineri v Simon Blackwood (Workers’ Compensation Regulator)[1] further clarifies when management action can become unreasonable and provides valuable insight to the scope of employee rights to a safe place of work as well as implications […]

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What Brisbane Personal Injury Lawyers can learn from Davis v Terrivic Pty Limited to define ‘in the course of employment’

Davis v Terrivic Pty Limitedis a recent New South Wales Workers Compensation Commission decision that provides scope in defining ‘in the course of employment’ for workplace injury claims. In particular, Davis v Terrivic Pty Limited addresses whether an employee can still be injured in the course of employment after that employee has submitted a resignation. FACTS […]

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What happens if I intentionally injure someone in order to protect myself and/or my family?

Case: Corowa v Winner & Anor [2019] QDC 135 Background On the 14 September 2009 Brenton Winner deliberately drove his vehicle onto the footpath and over the right foot of Isaiah Corowa in order to protect his fiancée and grandmother from being physically and verbally attacked. Corowa was taken to hospital and suffered four separate […]

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Sexual abuse matters, removal of time limitation and the need for consistent evidence: Case Study – Connellan v Murphy [2017]

Where childhood sexual abuse cases can be permanently stayed Personal injury claims that arise from early childhood events are always difficult to manage from an evidentiary perspective. There is considerable research into the way that memory functions, particularly childhood memory, which brings the quality of evidence into question. For this reason, many Australian jurisdictions have […]

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