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  • General induction not enough

    Brunker v Consolidated Meat Group, 29 August 2010. This case study is about a slicer employed at a Rockhampton meatworks that demonstrates employers must give task specific instructions and directions and must provide more than a 'general induction'.

  • Is an employer liable for the criminal act of a third party?

    Adlington v Dominos Pizza Enterprises Limited [2016] QDC 84, 15 April 2016. Employers need to assess the possible safety risk from third parties and take appropriate measures to protect their employees.

  • Suitable duties help burns victim return to work

    This case study is an inspiration to employers and workers in the agriculture industry. Here we have a supportive employer, a suitable duties program, and a strong desire from a seriously injured worker to return to work.

  • A question of requirement

    Drummond v Gunne Constructions [2013] QDC 043, 22/03/2013. While there was no dispute that the injury event occurred, this trial was about whether the employer knew and required the worker to perform this task.

  • 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 FIFO workers’ bags from his trailer onto a footpath.

  • Injured worker motivates others to return to work

    When a 35 year old truck driver sustained serious injuries in a truck rollover, he used his experience and motivation to return to work to inspire other injured workers to want to get back to work.

  • Modest damages for minor burn injury

    Welsh v Boutique Venues Pty Ltd [2020] QDC 18. The Plaintiff was a 21 year old pastry chef who received minor burns from removing an item from an ellevated oven.

  • Failure to establish negligence

    Schonell v Laspina, Trabucco & Co Pty Ltd [2013] QSC 90, 11 April 2013. This case looked at the principle that when considering what reasonable measures employers should adopt to avoid a foreseeable risk of injury, the test should not be considered with the benefit of hindsight, but rather looking forward to identify what response should have been made.

  • Contributory negligence by worker and exaggeration lead to reduction in damages

    Kennedy v Queensland Alumina [2015] QSC 317, 18 November 2015. The employer was found to be liable for injuries suffered by a worker, but found the worker had contributed to those injuries through his own negligence.

  • Future earnings capacity debated

    Simmons v Wanless & another [2014] QDC 13 February 2014. In this case, liability was not disputed, but the issue that was contested was the extent of the worker’s future earnings capacity.

  • Feros Care: Fitness at Feros Forever

    Feros Care delivers quality aged care services to thousands of community based clients across four states.

  • Retail assistant returns to work with host employer

    An injured retail assistant was able to recover at work, thanks to a placement offered by a host employer.