Brian Wright, Magistrate, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
Legislation covers most deaths, illnesses, injuries and diseases caused by work, and these are under the authority of WorkSafe. Some common law negligence claims still go to court. Under workers compensation schemes, employers pay fees and injured employees receive compensation benefits and medical expenses. Commonwealth employees have a similar system.
This section includes the following topics:
- Introduction and key legislation
- Workers compensation
- Other matters
- Common law claims
- Seek legal advice
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