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Webinar: Who is a worker and understanding apportionment of liability

It may be difficult to determine whether a contractor is covered by a business's workers compensation insurance policy. Understanding who is a worker and the distinguishing factors between a worker and a contractor can help businesses avoid costly mistakes if a person is injured at your workplace.

In this webinar, we'll be discussing who is a worker under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 and review key recent caselaw on this topic.

Our second topic in this session is on apportionment of liability. In some common law claims for damages, a worker will sue multiple parties (not just their employer) who they consider were negligent in causing their personal injury and subsequent loss. This discussion focuses on the general principles of liability apportionment between defendants and third parties and recent caselaw on this topic. The main focus will be on claims involving employers and other contractors.

Register now for our final legal webinar in 2020 where we will explore these topics in greater detail hosted by WorkCover Queensland Lawyer, Hannah Staunton with guest presenters, Directors, Patrick Hall and Kym Cavanagh of Hede Byrne & Hall Lawyers.

You may submit questions for consideration before the webinar to Please note, any responses from WorkCover Queensland and Hede Byrne & Hall Lawyers will contain generic information and should not be considered as legal advice.

The webinar will be recorded if you're unable to join us on Thursday 26 November. Please register as an attendee and we will send you a copy after the event.