Browse listings of recent common law case studies and common law videos.
Banana labourer’s damage reduced for contributory negligence, pre-existing conditions and sporadic work history
Mr Longbottom was a labourer who was 35 years old at trial. He alleged he sustained right hip, right shoulder and secondary psychological injuries when the top...
Baggage handler unsuccessful in claiming negligence for requirement “repetitively” step up and down from a curb
The Plaintiff alleged that on 29 February 2016, he was required to repetitively step up and down from a standard painted curb in order to transport arriving FIF...
Worker unsuccessfully appeals court's initial finding that she was not bullied at work
Robertson v State of Queensland, 7 May 2021. The Court of Appeal has dismissed a worker's appeal against the District Court of Queensland's judgement that she w...
Mr Tyndall was a right handed coal miner who was 50 years old at trial. He alleged he sustained a vibration induced white finger syndrome on his left ring finge...
No damages for highly unusual work event
The plaintiff was a 25-year-old hospitality worker at the Daydream Island Resort. He suffered unusual injuries in highly unusual circumstances.
What employers can do to avoid workplace injuries and common law claims
Terry Killian of Hall and Wilcox and Luke Murphy of MurphySchmidt Solicitors join us for our latest webinar
Redundancy and reasonable management action: what you need to know
Guest presenters Anna Hendry and Adele Garnett of HopgoodGanim Lawyers join us to discuss redundancy and reasonable management action and answer questions from...
Common law risk management strategies
Jason Lewis and Kara Thomson of Hughes and Lewis joins us to discuss common law risk management strategies for employers.
What is the duty of an employer to prevent bullying and harassment?
Edward Zappert and Andrew Hall of Crown Law join us to present our latest legal webinar discussing recent cases about bullying and harassment in the workplace (...
Vicarious liability and contributory negligence: who is at fault?
Ross McConaghy and Leah Mogg of Jensen McConaghy discuss vicarious liability and contributory negligence in our latest legal webinar (July 2021).