A worker with a psychological condition was denied natural justice in a case examining his claim that his manager acted unreasonably by informing him, prior to the completion of his performance review, that he was going to receive a poor rating, a judge has found.
Safe Work Australia's sixth annual national statement on psychosocial health and safety and bullying in Australian workplaces shows the rate of mental stress claims is increasing, while the median direct cost of bullying-related claims has reached nearly $35,000.
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.
A full Federal Court has rejected, after careful consideration, a worker's assertion that injuries like mental ailments must remain compensable if they were "ever" connected to a claimant's employment.
An injured worker's right to access benefits must not depend on whether he or she can prove the exact date the injury occurred, given many conditions are caused by an "accumulation of activities" or aren't immediately symptomatic, a judge has ruled.
An employer has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in damages to a worker with white finger syndrome, for allowing him to operate machinery with dangerous vibration levels for far more hours per shift than advised by engineers and safety guidelines.
Victoria has announced its average workers' comp premium rate for 2021-22, set aside $550 million for injury support and prevention initiatives, and released a draft Compliance Code on the provision of safe workplace facilities, including toilets, lighting and amenities for employees without fixed worksites.