Geoff Benson

Lawyer

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Thinking | 13 May 2020

Damages award alarming pain in neck for employer

The WA Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed an employer's appeal against a damages award to a worker who injured his neck due to a startle response from an alarm in his workplace. In this case note, our Insurance team provides a rundown of the judgement in Allied Pumps Pty Ltd v Hooker [2020] WASCA 72.