Browsing: Workers' comp decisions (SA)

THU
12:10PM

Office worker's hearing loss was employment-related

A white-collar worker has been awarded lump sum compensation and the cost of hearing aids, after a tribunal found her office environment was noisy enough to cause noise-induced hearing loss.

WED
12:56PM

High Court blocks fight against mother's "shock" claim

The High Court has rejected an employer's bid for special leave to appeal against a ruling that a woman who received death benefits under NSW workers' compensation laws, after her son was killed, is also entitled to pursue damages in her home state of South Australia.

FRI
1:45PM

WHS investigation into officer granted injury transcript

A WHS regulator investigating reports that a worker's psychiatric injury involved WHS contraventions, by a major employer and one of its officers, has been granted court orders giving it access to a transcript of related compensation proceedings.

THU
10:12AM

Nurse's return-to-work duties contributed to carpal tunnel

The causation of carpal tunnel syndrome continues to be a vexed issue for workers' compensation tribunals, with one recently concluding that a nurse's work in a busy emergency department was a significant contributing factor in her developing bilateral CTS.

WED
12:30PM

Employer liable for aorta injury from emotional distress

A worker's emotional distress from his newly created role inflaming rather than easing tensions between departments, and becoming increasingly complex, was a significant contributing factor to his high blood pressure and aorta tear, a tribunal has found.

TUE
11:51AM

Stroke death rightly linked to work twist: bench majority

A tribunal full bench majority has upheld an "intuitive reasoning" finding that a worker's fatal stroke was caused by him turning his head at work, and connected to his employment.

WED
12:49PM

Judges disagree on scope of work-related journey laws

Two judges have ruled that there was not a substantial connection between a worker's employment and his injury-causing fall from his work vehicle in his driveway, but a dissenting judge found the man was injured while performing work duties.

THU
2:21PM

"Bali hut" repairs covered by mental injury provisions

A worker who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being violently assaulted in the course of his employment has been awarded the costs of repairing his backyard "Bali hut", with a tribunal finding the services satisfied the "assisting to cope" test under workers' comp laws.


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