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

Clayton, Alan; Johnstone, Richard; Sceats, Sonya


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...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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