The legal concept of work-related injury and disease in Australian OHS and workers' compensation systems

Clayton, Alan, Johnstone, Richard, & Sceats, Sonya (2002) The legal concept of work-related injury and disease in Australian OHS and workers' compensation systems. National Research Centre for OHS Regulation. [Working Paper]

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This paper analyses the concept of ‘work-relatedness’ in Australian workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety (OHS) systems. The concept of work-relatedness is important because it is a crucial element circumscribing the limits of the protection afforded to workers under the preventative OHS statutes, and is a threshold element which has to be satisfied before an injured or ill worker can recover statutory compensation. While the preventive and compensatory regimes do draw on some similar concepts of work-relatedness, as this paper will illustrate, there are significant differences both between, and within, these regimes.

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ID Code: 78212
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1030-7222
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 National Research Centre for OHS Regulation
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2014 02:47
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 03:54

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