An employer has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in damages to a worker with white finger syndrome, for allowing him to operate machinery with dangerous vibration levels for far more hours per shift than advised by engineers and safety guidelines.
An employer is not liable for a worker being urinated on by an intoxicated colleague, but companies do have a safety duty to protect personnel from "unpleasant" interactions in accommodation facilities, a superior court has found.
An employer has been found liable for a worker's psych injury because it "blindsided" him with a redundancy meeting shortly after he returned to work from long-term sick leave, during which he was induced to believe his job was secure.
A worker who successfully sued his employer for negligently providing him with a faulty vehicle seat has been awarded an additional $202,708 in damages, with an appeals court finding a trial judge underestimated his likely economic loss from a back injury.
A commission has reaffirmed that workers' compensation payments constitute "pay", as established in a recent important decision on the relationship between workers' comp arrangements and the accrual of annual and sick leave.
A court has rejected a worker's claims her employer caused her to develop a debilitating chemical sensitivity syndrome by negligently failing to prevent a common cleaning chemical from being used in her presence.
An employer failed to take reasonable care of a worker in allowing unqualified personnel to operate mobile machinery, but was not responsible for the injuries the worker sustained after he threw a heavy object at an inexperienced operator, a court has found.
In an important decision on a contentious issue, a commission has found a worker was not "absent without pay" when he was off work on workers' comp benefits, and had been entitled to accrue annual and sick leave.
An employer has been granted a second opportunity to challenge claims that a worker's work injury was causally connected to her fatal heart attack, which was triggered by the stress of attending a hearing to defend her workers' comp claim.