Duty to Prevent Assault at Work

Duty to Prevent Assault at Work

Brisbane Youth Service Inc v Beven [2017] QCA 211 (16/8547) OVERVIEW Any organisation has a duty to prevent its employees, customers, consumers and volunteers from suffering damage (ie. personal injury, property damage or financial loss). If the organisation breaches...
Injured at work whilst lifting and twisting

Injured at work whilst lifting and twisting

Berhane v Woolworths Ltd [2017] QCA 166 FACTS Mr Berhane was employed as an order selector in a warehouse operated by Woolworths. He was required to lift and stack cartons of various weights and sizes, up to shoulder height and beyond. While lifting and transferring...
NDIS and NIIS | A Quick Guide

NDIS and NIIS | A Quick Guide

What do the letters mean? NDIS – stands for “National Disability Insurance Scheme”.  It is a Federal scheme. NIIS – stands for “National Injury Insurance Scheme”.  It is a State based scheme based on nationally agreed terms.   NDIS – what does it do? Here is what the...

No warm up, No inclinometer, No worries

Thuong v Liu & Anor [2017] QDC 196 Two medical experts for the injured person found impairment, ongoing pain and impact on ability to work. The medical expert for the insurer found no impairment, little to explain ongoing pain and no impact on the injured...

Insurer Says: Get Your Medical Report First

A key battleground in the progress of a personal injury claim is for both sides to get their medical expert reports arranged.  As the picture heading cheekily hints, sadly, there is not much love in this battleground, as so much of the claim depends on the opinions of...