Karen Wilson of WCD Workers’ Compensation recently read the official findings of the tragic accident of Jukes Campbell, of Noosa, who worked for retail giant Woolworths as a fine wine manager at liquor chain Dan Murphy’s when she dived into shallow water during a picnic on Good Friday last year. When employees attend a work function, there is an expectation that their employer is responsible should an accident occur. In cases of the kind in the linked article below, employment needs to be a significant contributing factor causing the injury. It must be a real or effective cause of the injury not merely the setting in which it occurs. An employer is not liable where the employee has acted outside the scope of his/her employment or has engaged in a frolic of his/her own accord.
Read the full official findings here.