Bill to stamp out the ‘insidious practice’ of claim farming in motor accident claims

On 14 June 2019, the Queensland Parliament introduced the Motor Accident Insurance and Other Legislation Amended Bill 2019 (Qld) (Bill) to address the practice of ‘claim farming’ …

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QSC awards $800k in interest in business insurance claim

Case note: Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear Pty Ltd v Rapid Edge Pty Ltd [2019] QSC 136 Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear Pty Ltd (the Plaintiff) stocks luxury Italian suits and business shirts, …

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QCA awards 42 year old care worker $480k for ankle, hip and back injuries

Case note: RSL Care Limited v Wallace [2019] QCA 23 A 42 year old residential care worker has successfully sued her employer, RSL Care Limited (the Appellant) for an injuries to her …

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Criminal conduct and claims for personal injuries

If a person commits a crime, can they still claim damages for personal injuries arising out of the event? Well… it depends. The Civil Liability …

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Claims wrongly denied for non-payment of a premium

Most of us have an instalment contract of general insurance. An instalment contract is one under which the insured pays the premium in seven (7) …

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Supreme Court awards 55 year old haul truck driver $719k for back injury

Case note: Krobath v Thiess Pty Ltd [2018] QSC 309 A 55 year old dump truck operator has successfully sued his employer, Thiess Pty Ltd (the …

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