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Major changes to medical indemnity support schemes - Implications for medical indemnity insurers, doctors and allied health professionals
The medical indemnity reform legislation establishes five support schemes for medical and allied health practitioners.
Australia
7 Oct 2019
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FAQs: Victorian Workcover dependency claims
If you are partner, child or supporting friend of a person who died on a Victorian worksite, you may receive compensation.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
3
Similar facts in workers compensation claims?
The case shows a trend in the way of litigating claims for psychological injury, which makes defending them more onerous.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
4
It does not have to be pristine – verdict for mining company in slip and fall incident
The case illustrates that all work has danger and employers are entitled to manage, instead of eliminating, some risks.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
5
No liability to pay compensation for Ted (aka psychiatric assistance dog)
Evidence for the dog did not fit definitions of medical treatment, an aid or appliance, so compensation was not payable.
Australia
30 Sep 2019
6
Late motor accident claims: what constitutes a full and satisfactory explanation?
The Supreme Court has clarified a contentious issue in Section 73 of the MACA, which relates to the late making of claims.
Australia
25 Sep 2019
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Issuing proceedings directly against an insurer in NSW: The well settled criteria
Leave may still be refused, despite satisfying the 'well settled criteria', if the court is provided sufficient reasons.
Australia
19 Sep 2019
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The importance of putting evidence to a witness in cross-examination
Parties must understand that if expert evidence is based too narrowly on a specific estimate, it is susceptible to attack.
Australia
19 Sep 2019
9
The Financial Services Royal Commission recommendations for unfair terms in insurance contracts
The final report recommended that the application of the unfair contract terms regime be extended to insurance contracts.
Australia
19 Sep 2019
10
Was the PTSD of a police officer a total and permanent disability or was the insurer right to reject her claim? Which case won?
Case highlights the importance of engaging good solicitors when facing any kind of dispute with an insurance provider.
Australia
11 Sep 2019
11
The art of assessing future quantum in personal injury cases - an appellate review
This appellate approach re-affirms a reluctance to alter a primary judge's assessment of quantum in personal injury cases.
Australia
9 Sep 2019
12
The rising tide of cyber risk and the cost of privacy breaches
Ensuring employees follow IT security procedures and providing comprehensive training will help to reduce cyber risks.
Australia
9 Sep 2019
13
Upcoming legislative changes to WCRA (Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act) 2003 (Qld)
Proposals to extend WCRA coverage to the 'gig' economy and to taxi/limousine industries are being considered further.
Australia
9 Sep 2019
14
Employer liable for intentional harm by employee - Ward v Allianz Australia Insurance Services [2019] NSWDC 293
An employer was found liable for the deliberate actions of a manager, who verbally and physically bullied the plaintiff.
Australia
6 Sep 2019
15
Australian Decision Takes Opposite View To The English Court On Whether Depreciation Amounts To A Saving In Business Interruption Calculation
An Australian state Court of Appeal decision has expressly rejected the reasoning of Mr Justice Flaux (as he then was) in the English High Court case of Synergy Health (UK)
Australia
3 Sep 2019
16
Social media footprint just grew a size
Insurer successfully establishes legitimate forensic purpose for issuing notice to produce all her Facebook records.
Australia
22 Aug 2019
17
Recommendations made by the Financial Services Royal Commission for unfair terms in insurance contracts.
Discussion about the recent extension of the Unfair Contract Terms Regime to include insurance contracts.
Australia
20 Aug 2019
18
Douglas v Morgan: a reminder for insurers to be clear on the dominant purpose of communications
There was no legal professional privilege over the Investigation Report as dominant purpose was to determine liability.
Australia
19 Aug 2019
19
Can a meeting to discuss carer's leave be administrative action?
The part of the meeting that concerned his employment - his carer's leave arrangements - was an "administrative action".
Australia
16 Aug 2019
20
No diagnosis? No worries: Tribunal accepts claim for workers compensation for symptoms
The employee's symptoms began after he started working at ANO and the longer he worked, the more sustained the pain was.
Australia
16 Aug 2019
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