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Author: Raul Iute


Nurse awarded $1.6 million compensation after violent patient assault

Nurse awarded $1.6 million compensation after violent patient assault

The 2023 decision in Wilson v Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service sheds light on the employer's duty of care to its employees and the consequences of failing to meet that duty, particularly in high-pressure environments like healthcare. We dissect the facts, findings, and implications of this significant case which resulted in a worker's compensation common law damages award of over $1.6 million to the injured worker.

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NT workers compensation appeal a big win for victim of racial abuse

Appeal win for vulnerable first nations victim of vile workplace abuse

Since an initial worker’s compensation victory for this First Nations client’s severe exposure to racial abuse, we have weathered two appeals on behalf of our client, both made by the Northern Territory Department of Health. We are now delighted to report a favourable conclusion of these lengthy legal proceedings.

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Can employers be vicariously liable for actions of intoxicated workers?

Can employers be vicariously liable for actions of intoxicated workers?

We explore the case of Schokman v CCIG Investments, where the Court considered in detail, the concept of vicarious liability. This matter was ultimately appealed to the High Court.

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Event organisers’ duty of care where there is obvious risk of injury

Event organisers’ duty of care where there is obvious risk of injury

In the 2022 case of Tapp v Australian Bushmen's Campdraft & Rodeo Association Limited, the High Court of Australia considered the issue of duty of care, of the event organisers, when there is an obvious risk of injury.

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