To what extent is your employer liable for ensuring you are protected from criminal assault?

The Brisbane District Court’s recent decision in Adlington v Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited discusses criminal assault in light of whether an employer had a duty of care to protect an employee from criminal behaviour of a third party and if so, whether the breach of such a duty caused the employee’s injuries. Background Mr Adlington (Plaintiff) was employed […]

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Workplace Injury Compensation

Downes v Affinity Health Pty Ltd [2016] QCA 129 is a recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision relating to compensation following a workplace injury. The applicant in this case failed to prove that it was her employer’s negligence that caused her injuries. The decision highlights that proving a connection between an employer’s negligence and an […]

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Why clear instruction and advice is integral to avoid workplace negligence claims

McCormack v Ethnic Community Care Links Inc [2017] QDC 102 is a Queensland District court decision involving the award of compensation following an injury occurring in the workplace. The plaintiff was successful in establishing that her injuries were caused by the negligence of the defendant organization. The incident The plaintiff, a social worker employed by […]

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Dealing with fraudulent tax returns when determining loss of earning capacity: AAI Limited & Anor v Marinkovic [2017] QCA 54

In the matter of AAI Limited & Anor v Marinkovic the appeal court decided that even where a claimant’s previous tax returns were fraudulent or dishonest, this does not prevent the court from determining the claimant’s loss of earning capacity using other evidence at hand, for the purposes of awarding appropriate compensation. Facts Mr Marinkovic […]

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