Win for sick work­ers left be­hind by compo

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - All copy pro­vided by Turner Free­man lawyers; turn­er­free­

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.

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