The Coroners Court – what you need to know | WORKPLACE ACCIDENT SEMINAR


Thursday 20 July 2017 - 4.00PM - 6.00PM

VENUE: MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS

LEVEL 23, CENTRAL PLAZA ONE
345 QUEEN ST, BRISBANE, QLD

COMPLIMENTARY

Fatal accidents happen in the workplace.

In some situations, the jurisdiction of the Coroners Court might be enlivened.

The Coroners Court has special roles, responsibilities and powers in relation to the reporting, investigation and prevention of deaths in the workplace (and in the broader community).

This session will focus on what your role might be if you have to respond to a fatal accident in the workplace and the involvement you can expect to have if the Corners Court becomes involved.

There will be an emphasis on the investigative phase of a fatal workplace accident, the information and documentation likely to be considered relevant and what you can expect if the Coroner holds an inquest.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

  • Insurance Claim Officers
  • Workplace Health and Safety Officers
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work Officers
  • Managers and Supervisors

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Some of the areas to be covered will include:

  • What deaths have to be “reported”?
  • What deaths are “investigated”?
  • What are the Coroner’s “powers” of investigation?
  • What are your “duties” in relation to an investigation?
  • When “must” an inquest be held?
  • When “may” an inquest be held?
  • Who can “apply” for an inquest to be held?
  • What is a “pre inquest conference”?
  • Who has the “right to appear”?
  • Who can be “excluded” from an inquest or pre inquest conference?
  • How is “expert evidence” received in the Coroners Court?
  • What “must” a Coroner aim to ”find”?
  • What “may” a Coroner “comment” upon?
  • Who could be prosecuted after an inquest?
  • What regulatory issues might arise from an inquest?

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