Quick guide: Avoiding litigation

Gabrielle Lis

Don't send yourself--or your worker--to the dogs! Fair in-house systems can keep claims out of court.

If attempts at conciliation fail, ill or injured workers in most Australian jurisdictions are able to dispute the outcome of their workers’ compensation claim through the courts. Most jurisdictions also allow for limited access to damages under common law. For example, in Tasmania a worker can sue his or her employer for damages if the worker has a whole of person permanent impairment of more than 30%; Victoria, Queensland, New South Wal...

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Published 15 February, 2010 | Updated 22 October, 2013