Miles v. Brisbane City Council [2009] QDC 501

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Miles v. Brisbane City Council [2009] QDC 501

LIABILITY AT COMMON LAW FOR INJURY AT WORK – CAUSATION AND FORESEEABILITY – where plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a bus driver – where plaintiff working alone at night had to leave parked bus – defendant’s policy was that when bus drivers left bus they had to take with them the bus cash box – plaintiff victim of attempted armed robbery – incident took place in overgrown and poorly lit area surrounding bus driver restroom facilities – where as consequence of assault plaintiff suffered personal injuries including psychological sequelae in the form of post traumatic stress disorder – whether the risk of injury to plaintiff was foreseeable – DAMAGES – pain, suffering and loss of amenity – economic loss. TORTS – Negligence – essentials of action for negligence – employer and employee – duty of employer

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