WorkCover Division Judgments 2008

 
Selected judgments handed down in the Workcover Division of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria during 2008.
 

Ali Kaya v Donna Rosa Foods Pty Ltd

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Melbourne
Date of Judgment:  5 October 2008
Action No: U02743849
Number of Pages: 3
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2008

Reasons for Decision

Accident Compensation - S.98C claim - requirement to include all injuries in accordance with s.104B (5A) (5AA) (5B) Accident Compensation Act 1985.

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Dickman v Nestle Australia Ltd

Magistrate: P Lauritsen
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Melbourne
Date of Judgment: 14 November 2008
Action No: W02468994
Number of Pages: 10
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2008

Reasons for Decision

Accident Compensation Act 1985 - extent of incapacity to work - reasonable effort to participate in return to work plans or return to work.

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Gavin Hayhow v Coles Myer Limited

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment:  15 December 2008
Action No: W01462778
Number of Pages: 8
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2008

Reasons for Decision

Offer of suitable employment/return to work plan - video surveillance - need for physiotherapy treatment - Cedar Court rehabilitation program - ongoing incapacity.

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Ian Charlton v FCN Transport Pty Ltd

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment:  15 December 2008
Action No: X00324863
Number of Pages: 6
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2008

Reasons for Decision

S.93CC - "current work capacity" - "no work capacity" -  "degree of realism" required.

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Margaret Goodwin v Gallagher Bassett Services Workers Compensation Pty Ltd

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment: 3 July   2008
Action No: W03010719
Number of Pages: 5
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2008

Reasons for Decision

S.93CC - "current work capacity" - "no work capacity" - a "degree of realism" required.

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Sean Salmon v Star Line Catering Equipment Pty. Ltd

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment: 27 February 2008
Action No: W02564178
Number of Pages: 6
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2008

Reasons for Decision

Medical panel referral - abuse of process - referral may not resolve issues in dispute - injury - capacity - complex regional pain syndrome.

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Tyarna Sanders v National Australia Bank Limited

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment: 3 July  2008
Action No: W03354691
Number of Pages: 9
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2008

Reasons for Decision

S.93CC - Accident Compensation Act 1985 - "current work capacity" - "no current work capacity" - a "degree of realism" required. S.99 Accident Compensation Act 1985 - "reasonable medical treatment".

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