Browsing: Workers' comp decisions (National)


Inaccurate injury disclosure no bar to compensation

A tribunal has examined laws surrounding wilful or false representations by workers, in awarding compensation to a fly-in-fly-out truck driver with a work-related ankle injury who failed to disclose his previous serious fracture to the same joint.


Massage costs denied in Port Arthur PTSD case

A worker who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to the Port Arthur massacre, more than 26 years ago, has been denied the costs of massage treatment, in a judgment examining the reach of injured workers' entitlements to medical expenses.


Work stress caused migraines but not hearing loss, tinnitus

A worker has claimed his injury from being subjected to prolonged work stress and excessive workloads caused him to be permanently impaired by hearing loss, tinnitus and cognitive dysfunction, but failed to convince a tribunal.


Paused RTW for aggressive worker was reasonable

A psychologically injured worker's employer did not take unreasonable administrative action against him by declining to return him to work after an incident, but rather was acting out of concern for the welfare of his supervisor and colleagues, a tribunal has found.


Employer liable for injuries after "ambushing" unwell HSR

A major employer's conduct towards a health and safety representative after a safety meeting has been slammed by a tribunal, in throwing out the company's reasonable action claim.

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