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Worker awarded compo for injuries sustained on day off

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HC Online | 15 Nov 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Journey claims are one thing, but would the workplace watchdog award compensation for injuries sustained on a day off? You better believe it.
  • Michael Cosgrove | 15 Nov 2012, 05:08 PM Agree 0
    If he couldn't ride a motorbike in the dark safely than he should not have had a licence to begin with. This is just a disgraceful decision which has set a ridiculous precedent of people not taking responsibility for their own actions.
  • Patrick McInerney | 15 Nov 2012, 06:24 PM Agree 0
    Would this decision then enable employers to direct that employees who are required to travel for work related reasons, travel by car or some other form of approved transport, or to conduct a risk assessment as to the types of travel that should be used?
  • Mike Cook | 30 Nov 2012, 05:30 PM Agree 0
    I agree with Patrick, these types of decisions will add the complication of either approving or authorising types/methods of travel if it is related in anyway what so ever to the employees employment. Then where do the risk assessments end?
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