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Workers Compensation Commission's jurisdiction clarified

28-04-17 | The Supreme Court recently provided guidance on the exercise of the Workers Compensation Commission's jurisdiction in work injury damages (WID) matters. The decision highlights that until liability for an injury has been determined by the Commission, the Registrar cannot refer the matter to an approved medical specialist.

The Victorian Self-Insurer Issue 3

26-04-17 | This update looks at the latest legal developments affecting self-insurers and claims agents in Victoria.

Thirty-five from Sparke Helmore listed in 2018 Best Lawyers

12-04-17 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to announce that 35 of its lawyers have been listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia.

Court of Appeal puts the "body" back into "bodily injury"

03-04-17 | The New South Wales Court of Appeal has clarified the application of the compensation regime under the Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1959 (Cth) and the 1999 Montreal Convention relating to international carriage by air (Montreal Convention) to mental injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

A lesson on costs

31-03-17 | The recent decision of Midson v Workers Compensation Commission & Ors (No 2) [2017] NSWSC 147 makes it clear that in circumstances where a party files a submitting appearance and takes no active role in proceedings, Courts will be hesitant to award costs against that party, even if the application is successful.

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