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Apps, Debra v Victorian WorkCover Authority [2020] VSCA 21

ACCIDENT COMPENSATION
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Beach and Kyrou JJA
Parties: 

Apps, Debra v Victorian WorkCover Authority

Judgment Date: 
17 February 2020
Catchwords: 

ACCIDENT COMPENSATION - Appeal - Workplace accident - Serious injury application - Lower back injury - Whether accident was a cause of lower back injury - Credibility of applicant - Adverse credit finding - Differing histories to medical practitioners - No complaint of back pain for more than 5 years after accident - Whether judge erred in failing to be satisfied of causal link - Reasons - Whether judge's reasons inadequate - Appeal not having a real prospect of success - Application for leave to appeal refused - Accident Compensation Act 1985, s 134AB.

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