Monday, 06 May 2013 12:46pm
A worker whose back pain - caused by prolonged periods of sitting at his desk - flared up when he coughed at home, has been awarded workers' compensation. Also in this article, a worker whose psych injury was caused by a coaching session has been denied compensation.
Friday, 03 May 2013 3:35pm
Noise continues to expose employers to costly comp claims; Tasmanian firefighters gain presumptive cancer compensation; and Quad bike group responds to SWA demands with child-safety commitment.
Friday, 03 May 2013 1:44pm
A truck driver who was injured while trying to clean a road sign - a task he undertook on his own volition - is not entitled to damages, the Western Australian Court of Appeal has found.
Friday, 03 May 2013 11:36am
Fewer workers will be covered by Queensland's workers' comp laws under a Bill introduced to Parliament this week.
Friday, 03 May 2013 10:07am
An injured NSW worker has convinced the Court of Appeal that he is entitled to lump sum compensation, even though he applied for the benefit after it was removed from the State Workers Compensation Act.
Thursday, 02 May 2013 3:53pm
The Commonwealth SRC Act will be amended to limit the definition of "reasonable administrative action" in psychological injury disputes, under a Government plan to prioritise 21 of the 137 recommendations made by the Hanks and Hawke review of the Act.
Thursday, 02 May 2013 1:08pm
NSW employers from more than 100 industries will have their workers' comp premiums slashed by up to 15 per cent on 30 June.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 3:16pm
Small business joins band of 200 employers reducing claims costs; and Essential safety news from six jurisdictions.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:20pm
The State of Victoria has been ordered to pay $250,000 in damages to a police officer who sustained a psychological injury and tried to commit suicide after being bullied by a supervisor. The Court of Appeal rejected the State's claim that the officer had been contributorily negligent in failing to make a complaint about the bullying.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 3:45pm
A worker, who was placed on alternative duties and forbidden to talk to colleagues after she allegedly used a work vehicle for personal reasons, has been awarded compensation.