Browsing: Workers' comp decisions (SA)

FRI
2:23PM

Employment significantly contributed to car park incident

A tribunal has rejected a submission likening a worker's injuries from being run over in a work car park to an aneurism that happens to occur at work, but is not connected to employment in any meaningful way.

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.

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.

WED
1:01PM

"Kafkaesque" investigation aggravated Crohn's disease

An employer's conduct during a nine-month misconduct investigation against a worker subjected her to severe stress and aggravated her long-term chronic bowel disease, rendering her bowel surgery work-related, a tribunal has found.

THU
1:58PM

Injections deemed surgery in important work injury case

Injecting synthetic fluids into a worker's injured knee can be considered surgery covered by compensation laws, a tribunal full bench has confirmed in an important ruling on medical definitions and expenses.

TUE
2:31PM

Injured worker not required to prove 51% surgery odds

Assessing the "likelihood" of an injured worker requiring a procedure is not a "more likely than not" determination, a tribunal has found in upholding a worker's bid for future surgery costs.

MON
2:22PM

Drug trafficker retains weekly work injury payments

A "totally incapacitated" worker who was awarded nearly $320,000, before being found guilty of trafficking methamphetamines and accused of an "even more egregious" act, has been granted ongoing compensation, after her former employer challenged her entitlements through breach-of-mutuality provisions.


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