Psychological Workplace Injury from failure to provide a safe work environment

Psychological Workplace Injury – Lunchroom disciplinary action not reasonable management action The decision by the Industrial Relations Commission 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 for a reasonable […]

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Call Security!

When is the right to time to request or call security? It is well established that an employer owes to its staff a duty of care to ensure their health & safety.[1] However, to prevent undue burden, section 305B(1) of the Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 (‘the Act’) sets out that an employer is […]

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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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