Ms Evans was injured in a motor vehicle accident. She claimed to have suffered a Musculo-ligamentous lumbar spine injury, bilateral hip injuries and a psychiatric injury as a consequence of the accident. The defendants disputed the nature and extent of Ms Evans’ claimed injuries. Liability for the accident has otherwise been admitted.
The claimant had commenced employment with Telstra in 1992. In September 1996 the Claimant took sick leave from Telstra due to personal stresses. In October 1996 the Claimant reassumed his position at Telstra. He became severely depressed and suffered from adjustment disorder. In January 1998 he left the employment of Telstra and from 22 February 1999 until 26 March 1999 he worked for Foxtel. During that period, he took two weeks’ sick leave. He then worked part-time for Qantas from 29 November 1999 until 16 May 2000. During that period he took over two weeks’ sick leave.
On 1 November 2023, the High Court ended down the decision in GLJ v Diocese of Lismore.
The High Court has overturned the decision of the NSW Court of Appeal and has allowed the claim against the Catholic Church to proceed by overturning the permanent stay of proceedings, previously ordered.