Browsing: Workers' compensation court and tribunal decisions

MON
12:02PM

High Court ruling defeats worker's pain claim

A major employer's liability for the aggravation of a worker's back injury ceased when the work-related component of her condition resolved, a tribunal has ruled in referring to a High Court judgment, and rejecting the worker's claim that looking down at work contributed to her incapacity.

THU
3:39PM

Court clarifies safety duties to experienced workers

Employers are not required by workplace health and safety laws to "hold the hand" of experienced workers, but must take steps to ensure they have the skills to spot risks and select safe work methods, a court has found in upholding a worker's damages claim.

THU
2:19PM

Virus-work link established, employer liable for claim

A judge has found there was a "compelling temporal connection" between a worker performing duties in the rain and the onset of his viral symptoms and incapacitating fatigue.

FRI
2:18PM

Injured worker wins case in wake of High Court ruling

In one of the first judgments on a controversial compensation provision since the High Court dismissed a regulator's case on the issue, a worker has been permitted to "combine" his impairments from a back injury and a bowel condition.

TUE
1:12PM

Bullied worker incapable of alternative employment

An appeals commission has quashed an employer's claim that it isn't liable for a bullied worker's psych injury because her "age, education, skills and work experience" show she can perform any "suitable employment" of her choosing.

FRI
2:09PM

Judgments, guide show reach of admin-action exclusions

Tribunal decisions have shown that reasonable management actions, which often block psychological injury claims, can include actions not detailed in legislation, according to new guidance for decision makers.

THU
1:05PM

Big injury damages bill upheld for negligent maintenance

An appeals court has upheld a multimillion-dollar damages ruling (with minor variations), confirming a contractor was vicariously liable for a technician's negligent act that caused four workers to sustain injuries in a jolting lift.

WED
12:46PM

Injured worker ordered to attend examinations, pay costs

An injured worker has been ordered to attend medical assessments requested by his employer and a regulator, and to pay them costs for acting unreasonably and making ambiguous claims about future surgery.


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