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Employers Liability Newsletter May 2020

  • Newsletter
  • Published 07.05.2020

COVID-19 update

Recent Decisions

Adding incidents to injury
Elkhaligi v Lifestyle Solutions & Life Without Barriers [2020] NSWWCC 109 (7 April 2020)

Back to basics: revisiting contributory negligence and breach of duty of care
Hallmark Construction Pty Ltd v Brett Harford; Copeland Building Services Pty Ltd v Hallmark Construction Pty Ltd; Hallmark Construction Pty Ltd v Harford Transport Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 41 (17 March 2020)

Section 22/22A – Does quantifying the level of incapacity that stems from an earlier injury require direct evidence from the injured worker themselves? 
State of NSW (Fire & Rescue NSW) v Roberts Concrete Specialists Pty Ltd (formerly Jack Harrison Home Builders Pty Ltd) [2020] NSWWCCPD 20 (20 April 2020)

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 (17 March 2020)

Recent Announcements

National COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles have been announced