Industrial Court of Queensland

Simon Blackwood (Workers' Compensation Regulator) v Civeo Pty Ltd and Anor [2016] ICQ 001 (C/2015/16) Martin J, President 20 January 2016

Full-text: ICQ16-001.pdf


WORKERS’ COMPENSATION – ENTITLEMENT TO COMPENSATION – EMPLOYMENT RELATED INJURY, DISABILITY OR DISEASE – EMPLOYMENT SUBSTANTIAL OR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTING FACTOR – TO INJURY – where the second respondent was employed by the first respondent as an Appliance Technician, required to travel between five accommodation sites as part of his ordinary duties – where the second respondent did not have a contractual obligation to reside or sleep at the accommodation provided by the first respondent – where the second respondent was assaulted while sleeping in his allocated room, sustaining physical and psychological injuries – where the second respondent’s claim in respect of these injuries was accepted by the appellant – where on appeal by the second respondent the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission quashed the decision of the appellant – whether the injuries arose from the employment – whether the employment was a significant contributing factor to the injuries