High Court of Australia

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission v May [2016] HCA 19

11 May 2016

Case Number: S243/2015

Before

French CJ, Kiefel, Gageler, Nettle, Gordon JJ

Catchwords

Workers compensation – Where employee vaccinated in course of employment and later felt unwell, described as "vertigo" – Where evidence did not establish nature and incidents of any physiological or psychiatric change – Whether employee suffered "injury" within meaning of s 4(1) of Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth).

Words and phrases – "ailment", "disease", "disturbance of the normal physiological state", "injury", "injury (other than a disease)", "physiological change", "psychiatric change", "sudden or identifiable".

Safety – Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth), ss 4(1), 14(1).
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