Recent Cases

Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd v Thomas [2022] NSWCA 183 (20 September 2022) (Ward P, Macfarlan and White JJA)


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WORKERS COMPENSATION – Boilermaker’s deafness – Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) ss 60 and 17 – claim for provision of new hearing aids – where notice of injury of loss of hearing given to worker’s then employer in 1999 – where worker changed employment in 2009 – where worker suffered further hearing loss due to nature of employment after 1999 but did not give notice of further injury to later employer – where finding made that hearing aids were reasonably necessary as a consequence of worker’s hearing loss notified in 1999 – held worker not obliged to give notice of further injury to second employer – first employer liable for consequences of 1999 injury – no question of law