Full Court Minute Books

Case S201/2013

ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd v. Goudappel and Anor

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

29/04/2013 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal) (Bathurst CJ, Beazley P, Basten JA)

[2013] NSWCA 94


Statutes – Interpretation – Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) (“WCA”), s 66 – First respondent suffered injury in course of employment – Assessed as having a degree of whole person impairment of 6% – Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (NSW), Schedule 2 amended WCA s 66 – New s 66 provided that no compensation payable unless impairment was greater than 10% – Schedule 12 inserted Pt 19H into Schedule 6 WCA which provided that amendments extend to claims for compensation made before commencement of the amendment – Whether first respondent entitled to compensation.

Short Particulars


11/10/2013 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

23/10/2013 Notice of appeal

15/11/2013 Written submissions (Appellant)

15/11/2013 Chronology (Appellant)

02/12/2013 Written submissions (Second Respondent)

10/12/2013 Written submissions (First Respondent)

18/12/2013 Reply

01/04/2014 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

16/05/2014 Judgment  (Judgment summary)