Recent Cases

Iqbal v Hotel Operation Solutions Pty Ltd [2022] NSWCA 138 (04 August 2022) (Brereton and Mitchelmore JJA, Basten AJA)


Catchwords:


APPEALS – appeal from determination of Presidential member of the Personal Injury Commission – error-based jurisdiction in reviewing decision of arbitrator – jurisdiction of Court of Appeal – decision in point of law – Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 (NSW), s 353

APPEALS – applicant bearing burden of proof of employment-related injury cannot invert onus by pleading no evidence of pre-existing injury – applicant bearing burden of proof cannot rely on own evidence to assert no evidence of pre-existing injury

WORKERS COMPENSATION – definition of “injury” – “disease” to be given broadest meaning – categorisation of “biological” and “pathological” changes rejected – Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW), s 4(b)