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Employers Liability Newsletter - August 2019

  • Newsletter
  • Published 28.08.2019

Recent Developments

Reforms to simplify dispute resolution system for injured road users and workers claiming compensation.

Short Shots 

Brief case notes of interest

  • Arbitrator’s finding of capacity upheld on appeal
  • Death due to assault at home arising out of or in the course of employment
  • Fresh or additional evidence will only be allowed on appeal in exceptional circumstances
  • Claim made materially different from claim pleaded

Recent Decisions

No right of appeal where $5,000 threshold not satisfied
Westpac Banking Corporation v Dinning [2019] NSWWCCPD 33 (11 July 2019)

Finding of total loss of earning capacity despite residual physical capacity
Mahdi v Marble Design (Aust) Pty Ltd [2019] NSWDC 287 (25 June 2019)