Browsing: Workers' compensation

MON
12:35PM

Reverse-onus WHS laws promised by new Labor Govt

Companies and officers accused of WHS breaches could bear the onus of proving they took all reasonably practicable steps to prevent an incident occurring, while the offence of industrial manslaughter will be added to the national model WHS Act, with Labor taking power in the Federal election on the weekend.

TUE
1:56PM

Negligent RTW plan didn't cause psych injury: court

Despite the fact that an employer was negligent in the way it managed an injured worker's return-to-work plan, a superior court has confirmed this negligence wasn't the cause of her subsequent anxiety and depressive illness.

MON
10:56AM

Toll fails to reduce injury payments in partnership ruling

A logistics giant has failed to slash an injured contractor's workers' compensation payments by 75 per cent, after an appeals tribunal rejected arguments that the deemed figure did not accurately reflect a partnership arrangement with his wife.

TUE
1:18PM

Employer's car park found not to be part of workplace

Despite the fact that a worker's ankle injury occurred in his employer's VIP car park, a Tasmanian tribunal has found he was not at his "place of employment" and rejected his compensation claim.

MON
12:10PM

Workplace disregard for PTSD exacerbated injuries

A tribunal has found that callous treatment by co-workers in the years following a traumatic workplace incident exacerbated a worker's post-traumatic stress disorder and contributed to her adjustment condition.

FRI
1:38PM

Primary contractor bears liability for $1.35m award

A superior court has awarded $1.35 million in damages to an injured labour-hire worker, after finding the head scaffolding contractor at the site where the injury occurred was negligent in failing to provide an exclusion zone or establish a safe system of work.

FRI
12:06PM

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.

THU
2:44PM

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.


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