In the typical labour hire claim scenario, it will be the ‘host’ employer which will bear the majority of any damages awarded to an injured worker. This is because the labour-hire arrangement deliberately places the worker under the control, direction, and supervision of the ‘host’ employer.

As an example that we have seen, a host employer provided instructions to have pallets stacked during a general shed cleanup. The labour hirer worker was injured while stacking pallets.

Who had to pay the costs?

It was deemed that the responsibility of the injury at 70% with the host employer, meaning that the host Public Liability insurer would have to settle the host portion of the claim.

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