WorkCover Statutory and Common Law Claims can be complex. Expressing deep regret and empathy for an injury suffered by your neighbour does not mean an admission of liability. Sections 68-72 of the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld) provides protection in relation to an expression of regret in proceedings for personal injury. Expressing general regret and empathy demonstrates care and frames a possible return to work.
Our Director, Andrew Lind & Senior Associate, Eduardo Cruz, presented at the Associated Christian Schools (ACS) Leaders’ Retreat in July 2015 on the topic ‘Caring for the well-being of your Staff: Pastoral care in the minefield of WorkCover Statutory and Common Law Claims‘. A copy of their presentation is found here: Caring for the well-being of your Staff_Pastoral care in the minefield of WorkCover Statutory and Common Law Claims_ACS Leaders Retreat_July 2015