Dust exposure claim
We acted for one of a number of defendants in a claim where the plaintiff alleged loss of sight due to exposure to silica dust. Many defendants settled with the plaintiff, making payments totalling $300,000. We persevered with factual inquiries, which ultimately led to conclusive evidence that a loss of sight, such as that suffered by the plaintiff, was unrelated to dust exposure. The plaintiff’s verdict was just $330,000 – well below the initial claim of $2 million. Final costs were a fraction of the potential verdict.
September 9, 2019
Werfel v Amaca Pty Limited v The State of South Australia (South Australian Employment Tribunal 6 August 2019) Background The plaintiff, a 42…Continue reading
December 18, 2018
Terravision Pty Ltd v Black Box Control Pty Ltd [No 5]  WASC 340 Facts Consideration of the appropriate costs orders…Continue reading
February 12, 2016
Introduction Zwiersen is a decision of Justice Rush of the Victorian Supreme Court concerning apportionment of liability between an employer and…Continue reading