Pennant Hills Restaurants Pty Ltd v Barrell Insurances Pty Ltd; 2 Feb 1981

References: (1981) 145 CLR 625, [1981] HCA 3
Links: Austlii
Coram: Barwick CJ, Gibbs, Stephen, Mason, Murphy, Aickin, Wilson JJ
Ratio: Austlii High Court of Australia – Damages – Calculation – Failure by insurance broker to arrange workers’ compensation insurance – Employer liable to make periodic payments of compensation to injured employee – Payments adjusted by reference to average weekly wage – Assessment of damages – Rate of discount for present payment – Significance of monetary inflation – Workers’ Compensation Act, 1926(N.S.W.),s. 9A.
Workers’ Compensation – Domestic assistance to injured worker – Whether ‘nursing’ – Workers’ Compensation Act, 1914 (N.S.W.),s. 10 (1), (2).

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