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Is a volunteer a worker for the purposes of benefits under the Workers Compensation (Dust Disease) Act 1942

Death v Workers Compensation (Dust Diseases) Authority (No 1) [2020] NSWDC 103

Summary

The plaintiff sought benefits available to persons in NSW who have developed an asbestos related disease in the course of employment in accordance with Workers Compensation (Dust Diseases) Act 1942 (‘1942 Act’). This case considers whether a person who performs voluntary work is a “worker” for the purposes of the benefits available under the 1942 Act.

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