Recent Cases

Thorn v Monteleone; Thorn v Kelly [2021] NSWCA 319 (16 December 2021) (Bell P, Macfarlan JA and Simpson AJA)


NEGLIGENCE – damages – challenge to award of damages made by primary judge to injured respondent – whether post-accident surveillance footage of respondent and medical evidence properly taken into account by primary judge – whether primary judge erred in making awards under certain heads of damage – credit-based factual findings by judge – no appellable error by primary judge established

WORKERS COMPENSATION – uninsured liabilities – payments of workers compensation by Nominal Insurer to injured worker – partial reimbursement to Nominal Insurer by employers – third party tortfeasor liable for worker’s injury – whether employers able to claim against third party tortfeasor under s 151Z(1)(d) Workers Compensation Act for all of workers compensation payments made – proper construction of s 151Z(1)(d) – meaning of “the person by whom the compensation was paid” – employers properly to be regarded as person by whom compensation paid