Full Court Minute Books

Case M252/2015

Deal v. Father Pius Kodakkathanath

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

24/07/2015 Supreme Court of Victoria (Court of Appeal) (Warren CJ, Ashley JA & Digby AJA)

[2015] VSCA 191


Workers? compensation – Accident compensation – Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (Vic) r 3.1.2 (“regulations”) – Where appellant fell off a step ladder whilst attempting to remove large displays from a wall and suffered a knee injury – Whether “associated with” in the phrase “associated with a hazardous manual handling task affecting an employee” requires a close connection between the manual handling task and the anticipated risk – Whether injury is the kind that the regulations are designed to prevent – Whether regulations should be interpreted to apply to an injury occasioned by the stresses or forces involved in the activity.

Short Particulars


11/12/2015 Hearing (SLA, Melbourne)

23/12/2015 Notice of appeal

29/01/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

29/01/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

19/02/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

04/03/2016 Reply

08/06/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

24/08/2016 Judgment (Judgment summary)