A worker who broke her leg after smoking on a workplace rooftop prior to starting a shift was on an "ordinary recess" and is entitled to compensation, because her employer required her to attend work 10 minutes early, an appeals court has ruled.
An employer's degree of control over an employee does not play a specific role when determining if it is liable for an interval injury, a tribunal has highlighted in finding a worker's sport injury was work-related.
A worker whose eye was punctured by a screw has unsuccessfully argued that his employer breached its duty of care in failing to do more than provide safety glasses to mitigate the risk of eye injuries.
A national tribunal has rejected a "frequently encountered" claim employers adopt to avoid liability for workers' diseases and ailments - that their conditions would have occurred irrespective of their jobs - and found a worker's carpal tunnel syndrome is work-related.
A worker has proven a causal link between his life-threatening heart condition and a crush injury sustained at work 15 years earlier. Meanwhile, a worker's widow has been awarded lump sum compensation, despite this benefit not being available to her at the time of the worker's death.
A host employer has been ordered to pay a worker nearly $270,000 in damages for manual handling injuries he sustained after it switched his task to lifting 55kg objects, without training or supervision.
A worker whose long-running fight for compensation helped reshape the administrative action test, in favour of injured workers, is unlikely to enjoy the spoils of war, with a tribunal rejecting her claim for depression and anxiety.
An appeals court has rejected claims that a knee replacement isn't a compensable "artificial aid" because it involves interfering with the body and doesn't involve an object that is "complete in itself", like a crutch or hearing aid.
In a long-running dispute, a tribunal has rejected a travelling worker's whooping cough and stroke claim, after being forced to disregard evidence of whooping cough infection rates in the relevant region.