Who Caused The Accident?

When DNA Evidence Goes Wrong

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

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

Preventing Psychological Harm

The recent District Court of Queensland decision of Greenway v The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane [2016] QDC 195 demonstrates the need for employers to provide adequate support to employees who have been exposed to traumatic incidents. This includes, where necessary, updating policies and procedures to prevent psychological harm. Ms Greenway […]

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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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Accident Compensation Myths Busted

Myth: Accident Compensation schemes are wrought with frauds and malingerer. This statement is unsurprisingly false. Statistics provided by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission show that in 2011 – 2012 there were more than 3.6 million registered vehicles in Queensland. In that same year, 6,900 claims were made for CTP compensation, not at all a culture. More importantly, according […]

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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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Prominent Brisbane school faces child sex abuse claim as survivor seeks $800,000 in damages

In October 2018, a former student of a prominent Brisbane school brought a case for $800,000 against the school following abuse by a convicted offender during school counselling sessions in the late 1980s. The claim stem from psychiatric injuries as well as loss of earning ability. In their submissions, the applicant’s lawyers argued the student […]

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