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Thinking| 30 May 2019
A District Court judge has dismissed an appeal by an employer which was found liable for a worker’s stress injury, in relation to an issue of whether there had been ‘discipline’...
Thinking| 04 Apr 2019
The District Court has recently dismissed a worker’s appeal against a finding that he was not entitled to weekly payments on the basis of total incapacity for a period after he was made redundant until he obtained new employment and thereafter for a residual partial incapacity. Mr West was employed by BGC Australia Pty Ltd […]
Thinking| 19 Feb 2019
The WA Court of Appeal has upheld a District Court judge’s decision apportioning 25% liability to Harvey Norman, in a case involving a customer injured while collecting purchases from Harvey Norman’s warehouse in Osborne Park. Mr Gallagher and a Harvey Norman employee were loading Mr Gallagher’s vehicle, which was parked in a common access way. The […]
Thinking| 17 Feb 2019
The WA Court of Appeal has upheld a District Court decision finding an employer negligent in circumstances where it knew workers were using a ‘short cut’ rather than the system of work the employer had devised. John Warn was employed by Best Bar Pty Ltd (Best Bar) in its factory and was working on a […]
Thinking| 20 Feb 2018
2017 WA insurance in review In this update, we give an overview of some interesting cases that were significant to Western Australia insurance in 2017. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of this publication, please contact Rosena De Freitas.