Browsing: Workers' compensation

MON
12:02PM

High Court ruling defeats worker's pain claim

A major employer's liability for the aggravation of a worker's back injury ceased when the work-related component of her condition resolved, a tribunal has ruled in referring to a High Court judgment, and rejecting the worker's claim that looking down at work contributed to her incapacity.

THU
3:39PM

Court clarifies safety duties to experienced workers

Employers are not required by workplace health and safety laws to "hold the hand" of experienced workers, but must take steps to ensure they have the skills to spot risks and select safe work methods, a court has found in upholding a worker's damages claim.

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.

WED
3:45PM

Safety notification duties extended to near-miss incidents

Employers will be required to report safety "near misses" and incidents involving infectious diseases to a workplace safety regulator, under new Victorian laws that also increase the benefits available to workers with silicosis and similar conditions.

WED
12:36PM

New workplace COVID vaccine rules; Lightning death; more

  • COVID vaccines mandated for multiple Qld sectors, visiting workers;
  • Lightning-related WHS duties outlined after fatality; and
  • WHS activities affected by COVID: major SWA report.
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.

THU
2:04PM

COVID repeal Bill progresses, divides work stakeholders

A Bill that scraps presumptive compensation for workers with COVID-19, and passed the NSW Lower House yesterday, will make it "next to impossible" for coronavirus victims to obtain benefits, the Greens have warned. But industry groups claim there are "multiple tools" to help claimants establish a work-COVID link.

TUE
1:12PM

Bullied worker incapable of alternative employment

An appeals commission has quashed an employer's claim that it isn't liable for a bullied worker's psych injury because her "age, education, skills and work experience" show she can perform any "suitable employment" of her choosing.


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