Injury Liability Gazette 14th edition

Mar 2022 |

Carter Newell’s 14th edition Injury Liability Gazette outlines some recent decisions relating to damages, occupiers’ liability, sports & recreational activities, state & local authorities and workplace law.

Compiled by our Property & Injury Liability Team, this succinct resource examines cases relevant to insurance professionals and highlights, to insurers and insureds alike, key risks regularly faced.

Of particular note is the decision relating to Giles v State of Queensland [2020] QDC 332, which examines a nervous shock claim against an employer in the context of emergency services. The decision in Kozarov also considers pure psychiatric injury in an employment context, being one of a number of decisions in recent times to consider this issue.

While claims involving employees are typically covered by statutory policies, with employers increasingly moving to flexible workforces through, for example, labour hire arrangements, employment claims are becoming increasingly relevant to public liability insurers.

It is also interesting to see what the courts in some of these decisions regard as a dangerous recreational activities, and the obligations on service providers arising out of those activities.

As a premier legal service provider with one of the largest insurance practices in Australia, with teams in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, we are confident this edition of the Injury Liability Gazette will be a useful resource for our readers.

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Carter Newell Lawyers
March 2022