Win for sick workers left behind by compo
Mr Davies had contracted his disease after its period of legal liability had ended.
The NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal, and subsequently the Court of Appeal, rejected this, finding the company was still liable for Mr Davies’s exposure to silica dust in the period ending June 30, 1979.
CGU then sought special leave to appeal the case to the High Court, which was refused last month.
While Mr Davies wasn’t able to live to see his legal victory, his case opened the door for many other workers in a similar situation along with their families to receive compensation.