A medical expert engaged by an employer's insurer failed to explain why he reversed his finding that a worker's neck injury was caused by a work incident, a superior court has found in rejecting the employer's fight against liability.
Two employers have unsuccessfully attempted to avoid liability for workplace injuries by (in the first case) relying on a consultant psychiatrist's unfounded claim that a worker was a "heavy drinker", and (in the second) contending a condition arose from a non-work-related restraining order application.
A worker who was on "availability duty" when he broke his leg, while walking his dog, was injured in the course of his employment, a tribunal has ruled, finding his employer's interpretation of the High Court test for interval injuries was too narrow.
A worker who suffered incapacitating back pain while walking at work has unsuccessfully argued, in an appeals court, that his employment should be characterised as "the" major cause of his condition in the absence of another identified major cause.
A major employer has escaped liability for a worker's psychological injury, for now, by outlining to a tribunal the steps it allegedly took to protect her health after realising her workload was "probably excessive".