A child witness to fatal car crash receives compensation for psychiatric injury

Miss Al Ali was 12 when, walking on a footpath with her cousin, a vehicle suddenly mounted onto the footpath and struck her cousin causing fatal injuries.  Miss Al Ali later developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”), a psychiatric injury, with dissociative symptoms, from bearing witness to the horrific incident. She was awarded compensation for psychiatric […]

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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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