Employers Liability Newsletter - October 2020

  • Newsletter
  • Published 12.10.2020

Legislative Developments

Indexation of the PIAWE rate

SIRA’s latest Workers Compensation Benefits Guide 

Recent Decisions

The Commission upholds three work capacity decisions
Bokan v Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd (NSWCCR 2020)
Kochel v Ready Workforce (a Division of Chandler Macleod) Pty Ltd (NSWWCCR 2020)
Hall v Crew Services Group Australia Pty Ltd (NSWWCCR 2020)

Employer loses grip on contributory negligence  
Davies v Whitehaven Coal Mining Limited (NSWCA 2020)

A consideration of ’social and recreational activities’ under the PIRS rating system
Ballas v Department of Education & Communities (NSWWCCMA 2020)

Spotlight on the Guide

We have updated TurksLegal’s Online Guide to Workers Compensation in NSW for Insurers and Employers to reflect the recent changes to the latest Workers Compensation Benefits Guide published by SIRA on 1 October 2020. Access our invaluable Guide here.

Adele Fletcher


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Dominic Maait


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Craig Bell


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Sean Patterson

Special Counsel

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