Personal Injury Law

Compensation While on a Work Trip – Where You Stand as an Employee.

The importance of inducement in workplace compensation has been highlighted in the case of Comcare v PVYW [2013] HCA 41. The High Court of Australia recently decided the case and in a majority decision, favored the appellant Comcare in finding that Comcare is not liable to pay compensation to the respondent. The High court ruled that the employer did not “induce” or “encourage” the employee to engage in a private activity whilst on a work trip.

Australia, America, and Asbestos.

Class actions only truly arose in Australia post 1992, and are still considered an anomaly and rare by most Australians. However one class action that most Australians know about is in relation to Asbestos. Below is a brief history of Asbestos claims in America and Australia.