Geoffrey Hancy - Barrister

Earlier Cases // Injury Compensation

Date Name Of Matter Citation/Court Details
2009
03/11/2009 Jasmina Investments Pty Ltd v Vlahos [2009] WASCA 190

On appeal client was successful. Motel operator client. Work accident. Injured knee when kneeling on bar stool and changing light globe. Ladder available but not used. Appeal allowed. Employer was not negligent. No causation

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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