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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...

Host Employer | An Employer Duty of Care?

Love v North Goonyella Coal Mines Pty Ltd [2017] QSC140 FACTS Mr. Love (the Plaintiff) was an employee for Wilson Mining Services who had hired their labour out to North Goonyella Coal Mines (the Defendant). Wilson Mining were not the only contractors at the site....

The Types of Appeal

  One of the more convoluted aspects of legal proceedings concerns the hierarchy of appeals that can exist from different bodies, and on different grounds. The reason for, and type of appeal has a significant bearing on the ultimate outcome of a case. In 1984, Justice...

Time Extension Application | Compensation Claim

OLDFIELD V MARIO VERROCCHI & EAST YARRA FRIENDLY SOCIETY PTY LTD t/a CHEMIST WAREHOUSE [2017] QSC 84 FACTS The applicant sought an extension of time in which to take action against her former employer, Chemist Warehouse. She alleged that she developed Adjustment...