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Jackson v McDonald’s Australia Ltd [2014] NSWCA 162

Harry Dignan – Accredited Personal Injury Law specialist in Brisbane   Background to the injury After finishing work at a restaurant in Darlinghurst, at approximately 4.30 a.m. on 4 June 2007 Christopher Jackson (the appellant) decided he would go into a nearby McDonald’s.  He entered, slipped and fell a flight of nine stairs and walked to the […]

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Nominal Defendant v Bacon [2014] NSWCA 275

Harry Dignan – Accredited Personal Injury Law specialist in Brisbane   Background of the injury Ms Bacon’s car collided with an unregistered truck as both were travelling in opposite directions on a narrow unsealed country road.  Ms Bacon was following another truck which was throwing up a cloud of dust.  She could only see about a […]

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Pavlis v Wetherill Park Market Town Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 292

Harry Dignan – Accredited Personal Injury Law specialist in Brisbane Background of the injury Ms Fotini Pavlis was approaching an ATM at a shopping centre when she slipped over and fractured her right arm. The pavement was wet from rain.  Both the shopping centre and its managing agent accepted they owed a duty of care […]

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McAllan –v- Classic Home Improvements (Aust.) Pty Limited

By: Wayne McStay– Personal Injury Law Partner at our Sunshine Coast office District Court of New South Wales – 25 June 2014 Mr McAllan suffered injuries in a work related incident that occurred on 24 February 2010 whilst working on a construction site in New South Wales.  At the time of the accident he was a 21 year […]

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Haylett v Hail Creek Coal Pty Ltd [2014] QSC 176

By: David Mulligan – Solicitor at our Brisbane office A worker who has taken a common law claim against his/her employer can often find themselves in the firing line when their claim has finalised. Background In November, 2013, the Queensland District Court awarded a Central Queensland coalminer (Michael Haylett) a global sum of $500,000 for […]

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Steven Douglas Dunning –v- BHP Billiton Limited

By: Wayne McStay– Personal Injury Law Partner at our Sunshine Coast office At the time of the decision Mr Dunning was 54 years old and suffering from mesothelioma, a malignant condition arising from past exposure to asbestos.  Mr Dunning alleged that he was exposed to asbestos whilst employed by BHP Billiton at its Newcastle steelworks between 1979 and […]

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Dawson v Joyner [2011] QSC 385

Personal Injury solicitor at our Sunshine Coast office   In a recent estate dispute regarding farming property in Rockhampton, the Court has found that where an estranged child has been left out a Will, the child will not automatically be entitled to benefit from the deceased’s estate. The applicant was Garry Dawson, son of Daniel Dawson, […]

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Fisher v Qantas [2014] QDC 117

Personal Injury solicitor at our Sunshine Coast office Background of injury This decision was for a 52 year old Baggage Handler at Qantas that fell backwards on to his buttocks when a strap he was pulling (designed to aid the movement of large containers in the airplane hold) snapped. His injury was diagnosed as an aggravation […]

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Hayward Pty Ltd (WorkCover) –v- Thomas [2014] QDC 147

Personal Injury solicitor in Cairns Background to the case WorkCover bought an application seeking further disclosure and requiring the execution of an unrestricted authority by the injured worker. The Court dismissed WorkCover’s application as the Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation Act 2003 did not permit an unrestricted authority in the form sought. The Court observed, the provisions […]

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