Attendance at Work Not In The Course Of Employment Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd V Wyatt [2017] WADC 145

Recently, the District Court of Western Australia (on Appeal from WorkCover WA) handed down a decision in the matter of Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd v Wyatt [2017] WADC 145.

Interlocutory Applications

On 24 November 2017, the Registrar of the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service issued a Practice Note regarding Interlocutory Applications, procedures and consultation, within the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service.

Compensation for Workplace Deaths to Increase in WA

On 1 November 2017 the Workers’ Compensation’ and Injury Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) was introduced to the state’s Legislative Assembly which is set to make amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

Changes To Dependency Claims

On 12 July 2017, the Labour Government announced its intention to amend the current laws on Dependency Claim compensation payouts.

Proposed Changes To WA WHS Laws

Numerous changes have and are due to take place within WA work health and safety laws (WHS laws).

Red Alert: “Amount C” Reduces To $2,647.30 From 1 July 2017

WorkCover have issued the Prescribed Amounts to be effective 1 July 2017.

Proudlove – Appeal Fails On Causation

On 17 January 2017, the WA Court of Appeal delivered its decision in the matter of Proudlove v Burridge [2017] WASCA 6. This was a case that had received extensive media coverage.

Basics – Clinical Notes, Credibility & Late Notice

On 27 January 2017, Judge Staude of the WA District Court delivered his decision in the matter of Stojceska -v- Muharemovic [2017] WADC 9.

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