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Category: Personal Compensation Law


QLD Supreme Court rules on damages payable to minor following parents’ death

QLD Supreme Court rules on damages payable to minor following parents’ death

The Queensland Supreme Court has ruled that fund management fees are not to form part of damages payable where an amount is held on trust following the death of a…

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CFMEU member wins long running case against Rio Tinto

CFMEU member wins long running case against Rio Tinto

The Federal Court has found that Rio Tinto, operator of the Hail Creek Mine, unlawfully victimised a worker and CFMEU member who had won a $630,000 damages claim against the…

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Hall Payne Lawyers secures record $1.28 million injury compensation for electrician

Hall Payne Lawyers secures record $1.28 million injury compensation for electrician

The Queensland Supreme Court has awarded a former electrician in excess of $1.28 million in damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 1 July 2011. The judgment…

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2015 in Review: Workers Compensation in Queensland

2015 in Review: Workers Compensation in Queensland

After a tumultuous period at the hands of the Newman Government, 2015 has seen significant changes to the legal framework for workers compensation in Queensland. As the year comes to…

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Win paves the way for improved treatment of injured coal mine workers

Win paves the way for improved treatment of injured coal mine workers

Hall Payne Lawyers and the CFMEU have secured an important win, paving the way to improve how health assessments are conducted for injured coal mine workers. Our client was injured…

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Lewd photo ruled workplace complaint

Lewd photo ruled workplace complaint

Imagine being in a meeting and being secretly photographed by your boss, with photos of your cleavage joining a library of over 10,000 lewd images on his work laptop. The…

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Hall Payne Lawyers win workplace injury claim for Grader Driver

Hall Payne Lawyers win workplace injury claim for Grader Driver

Hall Payne Lawyers (“HPL”) recently acted for a grader driver (“John”) who sustained injuries to his lower back over time whilst working 12 hour shifts on an 11 day on…

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Hall Payne Lawyers Case Note: Windley v Gladstone Ten Pin Bowl

Hall Payne Lawyers Case Note: Windley v Gladstone Ten Pin Bowl

On the evening of 23 August 2008, Ms Windley alleged that she sustained injuries when she attended Gladstone Ten Pin Bowl with work colleagues. Ms Windley suffered a fractured left...

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Sunbuild Asbestos Dispute

Sunbuild Asbestos Dispute

The Federal Court of Australia has found that four CFMEU officials are entitled to continue their claim against Sunbuild Pty Ltd ("Sunbuild") for refusing them entry and/or hindering and obstructing...

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