Geoffrey Hancy - Barrister

Earlier Cases // Injury Compensation

Date Name Of Matter Citation/Court Details
2006
31/03/2006 Marsden v Ydalia Holdings [2006] WASCA 52

Cycling accident at border of work site. Alleged obvious risk

31/01/2006 James v Alinta Gas [2006] WADC 6

Motor cycle accident. Liability of gas authority for conduct of third parties who moved gas pipes. An appeal to the Court of Appeal was allowed [2007] WASCA 155

13/01/2006 Skinner v Broadbent [2006] WASCA 2

Car crash.  Whether keys removed from ignition of moving car. Credibility finding. Adequacy of reasons for decision

2005
05/08/2005 Mokta v Metro Meats [2005] WASCA 143

Workers compensation. Right to claim extinguished

20/05/2005 Commissioner of Main Roads v Jones (2005) 79 ALJR 1104 [2005] HCA 27

Roads authority. Liability for failure to erect signs warning of straying wild animals in Kimberley region of Western Australia

2004
28/09/2004 Marsden v Ydalia Holdings [2004] WADC 190

Cycling accident at border of work site. Alleged obvious risk

09/08/2004 FAI Insurance v Goulding [2004] WASCA 167

Workers’ compensation. Psychiatric illness caused by workplace stress

28/05/2004 McCready v City of Geraldton [2004] WADC 106

Local authority. Occupier’s liability.

23/04/2004 Skinner v Broadbent [2004] WADC 74

Car accident. Dispute over whether crash caused by passenger removing ignition key from moving car.

2003
21/03/2003 Coatz v Westcourt Ltd [2003] WASCA 49

Occupiers liability. Builder. Site cleaning contractor. An application has been made for special leave to appeal to the High Court

07/03/2003 Wylie v South Metropolitan College of TAFE [2003] WASCA 34

Employer’s liability. Library assistant. Overwork. Psychiatric injury. An application has been made for special leave to appeal to the High Court

2002
05/12/2002 Mitchell v Canal Rocks Beach Resort [2002] WASCA 331

Workers’ compensation. Burden of proof.

21/05/2002 Koljibabic v WMC Resources Ltd Hewiit v Benale Pty Ltd [2002] WASCA 163 [2002] WASCA 163

Work accident. Public liability. Exposure to acid fumes. An application has been made for special leave to appeal to the High Court

27/02/2002 Laurendi v Boral Contracting Pty Ltd [2002] WADC 35

Public liability. Work accident.

01/02/2002 Wylie v South Metropolitan College of TAFE [2002] WADC 17

Employer’s liability. Work accident.

2001
20/12/2001 Koljibabic v WMC Resources Ltd [2001] WADC 202

Work accident. Public liability. Exposure to acid fumes.

14/09/2001 Brymac v Hall & Mladin Pty Ltd [2001] WADC 217

Dispute between employers and their insurers. Recovery of injury compensation.

24/04/2001 Toolan v MTT [2001] WASCA 131

Employer’s liability. Right to claim damages

22/02/2001 Chubb v Eke [2001] WASCA 36

Workers’ compensation.

2000
10/11/2000 Boyes v Collins [2000] WASCA 344 (2000) 23 WAR 123

Legal professional privilege. Pre-trial disclosure of evidence.

03/11/2000 Hi-Tec Demolition v Mainline Demolition [2000] WASCA 342

Workers’ compensation.

28/08/2000 Musgrove v Minister for Transport [2000] WASCA 232

Employer’s liability. Right to claim damages. Workers’ compensation.

07/08/2000 United Construction Pty Ltd v Rizzo [2000] WASCA 207

Workers’ compensation.

1999
08/09/1999 Kato Works Co Ltd v Benz [1999] WASCA 165

Product liability – paraplegic

22/02/1999 Jones v Bartlett WA Full Court

Liability of landlord. Injury to occupant.

1998
08/12/1998 Benz v Petersville Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Product liability. Special costs orders.

12/11/1998 EMS Holdings Pty Ltd v International Shipyards WA Full Court

Injury compensation. Employer’s dispute.

12/08/1998 Bailey v Climaze Pty Ltd Supreme Court of WA

Cross vesting application.

14/07/1998 Benz v Petersville Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Product liability.

13/05/1998 Frichot v Zalmstra & Anor WA Full Court

Fatal accident – Car crash liability

1997
21/11/1997 Morrissey v Nigoscik WA Full Court

Car crash liability

22/07/1997 Sullivan v Mavromatidis WA Full Court

Car crash liability

19/06/1997 Jovista Pty Ltd v Tsahuridis WA Full Court

Employer’s liability. Brain damage

03/06/1997 Boyd v Fremantle Steel Fabrications Co WA Full Court

Employer’s liability

15/05/1997 Frichot v Zalmstra & Dwyer District Court of WA

Fatal Accidents Act. Car crash liability

28/02/1997 Watson v Wiluna Gold Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Occupier’s liability.

1996
19/12/1996 Semini v Aquarium City WA Full Court

Employer’s liability.

11/10/1996 Tsahuridis v Jovista Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Employer’s liability

04/10/1996 Desmond v Atelier Furniture Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Employer’s liability

20/09/1996 Boyd v Fremantle Steel Fabrication (WA) District Court of WA

Employer’s liability.

19/09/1996 Trimboli v Prima Homes Nominees Pty Ltd WA Full Court

Employer’s liability

19/07/1996 Semini v Aquarium City WA Full Court

Employer’s liability. Appeal. Fresh evidence

27/02/1996 Zadko v Hilton Hotel SA Full Court

Public liability.

17/01/1996 Mauri v Sheridan District Court of WA

Car crash liability

1995
03/11/1995 Trimboli v Prima Homes Nominees Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Occupier’s liability.

03/11/1995 Thomas & Smith Cleaning Services v Radich Supreme Court of WA Full Court

Workers’ compensation.

21/07/1995 Ingham v Eastough & Son WA Full Court

Employer’s liability.

12/05/1995 Blakiston v Skippers Transport WA Full Court

Public liability

19/04/1995 Wilson v Allen Supreme Court of WA

Car crash liability

12/01/1995 Semini v Aquarium City District Court of WA

Employer’s liability.

1994
13/05/1994 Gorman v Powderhill District Court of WA

Car crash liability

28/02/1994 Ingham v L Eastough & Son Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Employer’s liability

12/02/1994 Blakiston v Skippers Transport Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Occupier’s liability

1993
15/12/1993 Dass v Nguyen District Court of WA

Car crash liability

02/12/1993 Pope v Crane District Court of WA

Occupier’s liability

26/11/1993 Brown v Coccaro WA Full Court (1994) 10 WAR 391

Dog bite. Procedure (extension of validity of writ).

29/09/1993 Burges v Wyness Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Occupier’s liability

24/09/1993 Fyfe v Pioneer Concrete (WA) Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Public liability

16/06/1993 Paget v Middleditch WA Full Court

Car crash liability

22/01/1993 Long v John Deere Pty Ltd Supreme Court of WA

Mesothelioma. Equity. Misrepresentation

1992
23/12/1992 Brown v Coccaro District Court of WA

Dog bite. Procedure (extension of validity of writ).

08/12/1992 Wilson v Edcom Contractors Workers’ Compensation Board

Workers’ compensation.

18/09/1992 Long v John Deere Pty Ltd Supreme Court of WA

Mesothelioma. Equity. Misrepresentation.

26/08/1992 Benfield v Australian National Railways Commission, WA Government Railways Commission WA Full Court (1992) 8 WAR 287

Occupiers Liability. Procedure

1991
20/11/1991 Valerius v Permanent Trustees District Court of WA

Occupier’s liability

08/05/1991 Edward Gittos v Downey Workers’ Compensation Board

Workers’ compensation

22/03/1991 Bristile v Boules District Court of WA

Mesothelioma. Insurance

22/01/1991 Hayes v Czerkasow WA Full Court

Car crash liability

1990
22/11/1990 Mifsud v SGIC District Court of WA

Car crash liability

19/03/1990 Moralee v Mosey WA Full Court

Car crash liability

1989
07/12/1989 Hughes v Harris District Court of WA

Car crash liability

21/11/1989 Galich v Green District Court of WA

Car crash liability

08/11/1989 Taylor v Nowack District Court of WA

Car crash liability

26/07/1989 Gilligan v Pinili District Court of WA

Car crash liability

25/07/1989 Peterson v Jones District Court of WA

Car crash liability

22/06/1989 Klimoski v Water Authority – Davidse District Court of WA (1989) 5 SR(WA) 148

Car crash liability

21/04/1989 Mosey v Moralee District Court of WA

Car crash liability

11/04/1989 Martin v Vann District Court of WA

Car crash liability

23/03/1989 Renel v Ostrowski District Court of WA

Car crash liability

23/03/1989 Federici v Woods District Court of WA

Car crash liability

24/02/1989 Wrightson v Gordin WA Full Court

Car crash liability

07/02/1989 Ensor v Fischer-Rasmussen District Court of WA

Car crash liability

27/01/1989 Perrin v Morgan WA Full Court

Car crash liability

1988
15/11/1988 Short v McComb WA Full Court

Car crash liability

11/10/1988 Farquhar v Ripani District Court of WA

Car crash liability

22/09/1988 Murphy – Young v Zeck District Court of WA

Car crash liability

06/07/1988 TVW v CE Heath – NZI – Makowski Workers’ Compensation Board

Workers’ compensation. Employers’ dispute

25/05/1988 Short v McComb District Court of WA

Car crash liability

18/05/1988 Morgan v Perrin District Court of WA

Car crash liability

11/05/1988 Byrne v Cifuentes WA Full Court

Car crash liability

10/05/1988 Federici v Woods WA Full Court (1987) 6 MVR 516

Car crash liability

07/04/1988 Evans v SGIC District Court of WA

Car crash liability

1987
06/11/1987 Schuster v Signorile WA Full Court (1987) MVR 479

Car crash liability. Causation

06/11/1987 Allen v Fountain WA Full Court

Car crash liability

07/09/1987 Pappagallo v Doak District Court of WA

Car crash liability

03/09/1987 Frederici v Woods District Court of WA

Car crash liability

21/08/1987 Murgatroyd v Nuich District Court of WA

Car crash liability

19/08/1987 Franich v Smith District Court of WA

Car crash liability

06/08/1987 McMahon v Goldsborough District Court of WA

Car crash liability

29/07/1987 Cifuentes v Byrne District Court of WA

Car crash liability

29/05/1987 Hepple v Samwell District Court of WA

Car crash liability

28/05/1987 Houghton v Taseff District Court of WA

Car crash liability

22/05/1987 Read v Car crash liability Car crash liability

WA Full Court

18/05/1987 Carroll v Curelic District Court of WA

Car crash liability

11/03/1987 Morey v Holmes WA Full Court

Car crash liability

28/02/1987 Perzylo v Mayo District Court of WA

Car crash liability

1986
10/12/1986 Addison v Hingston District Court of WA

Car crash liability

05/12/1986 Western Mining v Bouyer WA Full Court

Employer’s liability

07/11/1986 Payet v Polsen District Court of WA

Car crash liability

13/08/1986 Boston v Ferraloro WA Full Court

Car crash liability

18/07/1986 Atanasov v Kickett District Court of WA

Car crash liability

03/06/1986 Bouyer v Western Mining District Court of WA

Employer’s liability

10/04/1986 Morey v Holmes District Court of WA

Car crash liability

27/03/1986 Whatman v Callow District Court of WA

Car crash liability

27/03/1986 Renel v Aherns Workers’ Compensation Board

Workers’ compensation

24/03/1986 Barjaktarevic v Ronzan Engineering District Court of WA

Work site accident. Employer’s liability. Occupier’s liability

17/02/1986 Frisina v Perry District Court of WA

Car crash liability

1985
29/11/1985 Tinsley v Reynolds WA Full Court

Car crash liability

01/11/1985 Williams v Bell Basic – Jaxon – Lowes District Court of WA

Fatal accident. Work site. Employer’s liability. Occupier’s liability

26/07/1985 Pisano v Broderick – Butterfield – Oliver District Court of WA

Car crash liability

12/06/1985 Reynolds v Tinsley District Court of WA

Car crash liability

26/04/1985 Anastas v Smith District Court of WA

Car crash liability

23/04/1985 Shire v City of Cockburn Workers’ Compensation Board

Workers’ compensation

12/04/1985 Carter v Blazevski District Court of WA

Car crash liability

27/03/1985 McManus v Betty District Court of WA

Car crash liability

13/02/1985 St Annes’ Hospital v Vella WA Full Court

Workers’ compensation

1984
18/12/1984 Matthews v Hope District Court of WA

Car crash liability. Infant. Brain damage

20/11/1984 Martin v MacFadyn & Johns Supreme Court of WA [1985] WAR 315

Workers’ compensation. Recovery from tortfeasor

02/08/1984 Stojic v Forward Johns Pty Ltd Workers’ Compensation Board [1982] WCR 102

Workers’ compensation

12/07/1984 Fremantle Fishermen’s Co-operative Society Ltd v Rafala WA Full Court [1985] WAR 108

Workers’ compensation

22/06/1984 Hunt & Baird v Cartwright Industries District Court of WA

Aircraft crash.

1982
14/09/1982 Goldman v Department of Corrections Workers’ Compensation Board [1982] WCR 82

Workers’ compensation

30/08/1982 Al Condo Homes v Barnes [1982] WCR 133

Workers’ compensation

1981
27/05/1981 Arnott Mills & Wares Pty Ltd v Smargiassi Workers’ Compensation Board [1982] WCR 233

Workers’ compensation

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