Fox v. Wood

148 CLR 438
35 ALR 607

(Judgment by: Aickin J.)

v. Wood

High Court of Australia

Judges: Gibbs C.J.
Murphy J.

Aickin J.
Wilson J.
Brennan J.

Subject References:
Loss of Earnings
Receipt of workers compensation payments
Tax deducted from payments
Statutory liability to repay gross amount
Whether difference between net amount received and gross amount repayable recoverable from tortfeasor

Legislative References:
Workmen's Compensation Act 1971 (SA) - Paragraph 84(b)

Hearing date: 2 April 1981
Judgment date: 7 August 1981


Judgment by:
Aickin J.

I have had the advantage of reading the reasons for judgment of the Chief Justice in this appeal. I agree with those reasons and there is nothing I can usefully add.

I would dismiss the appeal.