DWF (Australia)’s national Insurance Practice offers clients a complete legal solution and covers the areas of:
We provide both:
We manage all manner of claims from the simplest slip/trip and falls and small property claims through to large scale natural disasters, catastrophic injuries and professional negligence allegations as well as high value, multi-party, complex and commercially sensitive claims.
Our review of claims covers the areas of:
Our approach focuses on providing technically excellent legal advice aimed at securing the best possible settlement at the right time. It is our job to safely manage your risk – we partner with our clients to provide superior claims outcome both in terms of claim costs and shorter claim durations
To find out more about our Insurance work, please contact our Head of Insurance Damien van Brunschot.
The UK High Court recently accepted that Vauxhall, a large car manufacturer, was liable for the death of Lydia Carey, the wife of an electrician and former employee of Vauxhall.
The Court of Appeal recently delivered its reasons in SS Family Pty Ltd v WorkCover Queensland, granting leave to the Defendant (Vero) to appeal but dismissing such appeal with costs.
Although assaults in the workplace are not overly common, there have been a number of Queensland decisions involving employees who have suffered injuries from assaults by third parties in the course of their employment.
A worker who suffered a neck injury and secondary psychiatric injury during the course of his employment has been awarded more than one million dollars in damages, despite significant causation issues whereby the Claimant first reported symptoms consistent with a disc prolapse some four months post incident.
In this article we look at two manual handling case studies with two significantly different outcomes which raises the question of whether generic manual handling is sufficient in the defence of a negligence claim.