Archive for double compensation

Statutory construction and the rule against double compensation

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION – application of general law principles to statutory compensation scheme – construing two statutes of the same legislature conformably – whether provisions of one statute picked up by second statute

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION – dust diseases – whether qualified claimant entitled to payment of benefit – whether Dust Diseases Board entitled to refuse claim where damages recovered – whether general law prohibition on double recovery applies to a claim for compensation under Workers’ Compensation (Dust Diseases) 1942 (NSW)

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