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How to prevent a compensation claim for aggravation of a pre-existing injury or medical condition

Are you an employer?  Have you ever considered what might happen if one of your employees claimed compensation for a pre-existing injury or medical condition? Do you know that by meeting certain requirements, such claims can be prevented?

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Personal Injuries Digest: Helicopter Pilot Crashes in Papua New Guinea Highlands

Report: Towers v Hevilift Ltd (No. 2) [2020] QSC 77

Background

Mr Towers was injured while flying a helicopter which crashed in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, in the course of his employment with Hevilift Ltd (Hevilift). As a result he was rendered an incomplete quadriplegic and permanently incapacitated for work as a pilot.

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