The Queensland District Court recently handed down the decision of Cosic v G James Safety Glass  QDC 170, awarding an injured worker the sum of $469,931.45 for a back injury at work.
A Practical Introduction to Administrative Decision Writing Under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act Writing decisions to accept, reject and terminate claims can be time-consuming and difficult. Join our experts for breakfast and learn: How to write better decisions; [...]
BTLawyers is thrilled to have secured Dr John Tuffley, orthopaedic surgeon to present an engaging and informative workshop on spinal anatomy, disc pathology, and the objective and subjective signs of disability.
BTLawyers is pleased to present the next ASIEQ Workshop Dissecting Wellness Programs Join BTLawyers and ASIEQ for breakfast as we explore the topic of Wellness Programs from a practical, psychiatric and occupational perspective. Workplace wellness programs can bring physical, mental and emotional benefits to [...]
BTLawyers is pleased to present the next ASIEQ Workshop Safety Culture & Notifiable Incidents We all know the importance of having a strong safety culture in the workplace, but what does it really mean and how can employers create it? [...]
In the recent decision of Oaks Hotels & Resorts Ltd v Knauer & Ors¹, the Queensland Court of Appeal found an employer vicariously liable for its employee sexually assaulting another worker. Background Ms Knauer was employed as a guest services [...]
Amaca v Latz  SASCFC 145 Background The plaintiff was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma in October 2016. He alleged he contracted the disease as a result of his exposure to products manufactured by James Hardie and Coy Pty Ltd (“James [...]
Employers owe a high duty of care to its employees and a pre-employment medical examination may go towards fulfilling those obligations. Such assessments can: Confirm an applicant is able to perform the inherent requirements of the role; Allow an employer [...]
By Samantha Cathcart With a new work year ahead and potentially new workers on board, it is a prudent time for businesses to review their workplace health and safety systems and ensure workers are properly inducted, trained and supervised in [...]