WorkCover Division Judgments 2009

 
Selected judgments handed down in the Workcover Division of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria during 2009.
 

Archbold v Bilfinger Berger Services (Australia) Pty Ltd

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment: 18 June 2009
Action No: Y00330210
Number of Pages: 9
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

S.102 - failure to report injury - employer not "unfairly prejudiced" - cause of incapacity - absence of treatment between alleged incident and resignation - aggravation of underlying condition.

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Buntine v Hanson Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment: 24 March 2009
Action No: X02039954
Number of Pages: 7
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

Accident Compensation Act 1985: s.5 "occupational rehabilitation service", s.99 Compensation for medical and like services. Commonwealth Disability Services Act 1986 - s.23

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Cetot v City Motor Holdings Pty Ltd

Magistrate: B. Wright
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Melbourne
Date of Judgment:   7 September 2009
Action No: Y00726009
Number of Pages: 9
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

Accident Compensation - rejection of claim - denial of injury - alleged failure to give notice of injury and make claim for compensation as required - Accident Compensation Act ss.82, 102, 103.

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Coad v Rosedale Leather Pty Ltd

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment: 24 March  2009
Action No: X02426116
Number of Pages: 8
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

s.93CC - "current work capacity"; "no current work capacity"; s.5 "suitable employment".

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Hulley v Western Port Pipe Mechanical Services Pty Ltd

Magistrate: S. Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: LaTrobe Valley
Date of Judgment:  3 September   2009
Action No: Y00648833
Number of Pages: 17
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

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Love v Roche Mining (JR) Pty Ltd

Magistrate: S. Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: LaTrobe Valley
Date of Judgment:  3 September2009
Action No: Y01044524
Number of Pages: 7
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

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Machen v Berry Street Victoria Inc

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment:  1 June  2009
Action No: X02809019
Number of Pages: 8
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

Psychiatric injury - ongoing work relationship: s.93CC - Capacity for employment

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Nicolaidis v Media V Pty Ltd

Magistrate: B. Wright
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Melbourne
Date of Judgment:  30 September 2009
Action No: X02556418
Number of Pages:  9
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

Accident Compensation - "Pre-injury average weekly earnings" - casual employee - injury on second day of employment - Accident Compensation Act s.5A

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O'Grady (VWA) v Melbourne Budget Roofing Pty Ltd and Ors

Magistrate: S. Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Melbourne
Date of Judgment: 12 October 2009
Action No: Y01597626
Number of Pages:  6
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

Breaches of Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 - worker injured when fell down an unguarded service shaft - scaffolding absent - project managers failed to take measures to ensure worksite safe - inherent danger in working at heights.

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Renooy v Pincott Trinder Builders Pty Ltd

Magistrate: S. Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: LaTrobe Valley
Date of Judgment:   4 November 2009
Action No: Y00301879
Number of Pages: 10
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

Relationship between incident and symptoms/incapacity

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Spreitzer v Race Industries Pty Ltd

Magistrate: B. Wright
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Melbourne
Date of Judgment:  11 September 2009
Action No: Y00218832
Number of Pages: 10
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

Accident Compensation - rejection of claim - denial of injury - alleged failure to give notice of injury and/or make claim for compensation as required - Accident Compensation Act ss.82, 102, 103.

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Taylor v State of Victoria

Magistrate: S Garnett
Court: Magistrates' Court
Division: Workcover Division
Place of Hearing: Latrobe Valley
Date of Judgment: 19 January  2009
Action No: X00892531
Number of Pages: 7
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2009

Reasons for Decision

s.82(2A), s.102, s.103(5) Accident Compensation Act 1985

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