Employer Negligently Expose
A worker has been refused $290,000 in damages for a back injury, but a supreme court judge found her employer did negligently expose her and others to a building’s unsafe access point.
Queensland Supreme Court Justice Catherine Holmes said it would have been easy for the employer to ensure employees were familiar with the workplace’s safer access points and layout.
In August 2013, the Sunshine Coast Independent Living Service Inc (SCILS) disability support worker was awarded workers’ compensation after obtaining a medical certificate for severe work-related back pain.
She subsequently sued