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Employer not liable to Fire Fighter for exposure to traumatic scene
The plaintiff was a Fire Fighter who was on shift on 24 August 2011, when a tragic house fire occurred.
Truck Driver Awarded Damages for Faulty Truck Seat
The Plaintiff was a 38 year old truck driver who alleged he sustained a lower back disc protrusion driving a truck with a faulty seat over a period of months.
Employer not liable where no breach of duty or causation can be established
Durkin v Ambrose Haulage Pty Ltd  QDC 97. A truck driver alleged that he suffered bilateral shoulder injuries which he attributed to driving long distance in trucks with deteriorated suspension/shock absorbers.
Modest damages for minor burn injury
Welsh v Boutique Venues Pty Ltd  QDC 18. The Plaintiff was a 21 year old pastry chef who received minor burns from removing an item from an ellevated oven.
Sales assistant awarded damages from a psychological injury as a result of robbery
A sales assistant suffered a psychological injury as a result of a 'snatch and grab'. The Court found that had a policy been in place requiring ID to be shown for items over $2,000 the snatch and grab would not have occurred.
Baker awarded damages after back injury
Mr Dance was a 44 year old baker who sustained a lower back injury on 1 November 2016, lifting a bowl with mixture weighing approximately 45.2kg. Mr Dance sustained a disc prolapse requiring surgery. Following surgery, Mr Dance obtained alternative employment as a baker earning a higher income than that pre-injury.
Injured TV show contestant found to be a ‘worker’
The New South Wales Workers’ Compensation Commission found that an injured reality TV show contestant was a ‘worker’ for the purposes of workers’ compensation.