One of Australia's largest employers negligently failed to implement a simple system for keeping a floor free from slippery substances, or act on a worker's complaints about the issue, a superior court has ruled.
The general benefits an injured worker gets from his psychiatric assistance dog does not establish the animal as a form of medical treatment, a tribunal has found in denying him the costs of its upkeep.
A worker who was struck by a car driven by his manager within a workplace depot has been blocked from suing the manager and an insurer for hundreds of thousands of dollars under common and third-party insurance laws.
A worker was acting in her capacity as a member of the public when she was injured helping a pedestrian while outside her workplace on a coffee break, a tribunal has found in ruling her injury was unrelated to work.
In an injury dispute examining workplace privacy laws, an industrial court has found that an employer didn't breach those laws when its insurance company covertly filmed a worker at work without giving him notice.
An employer did not have a common law duty to warn a well-trained worker of all the circumstances in which a work method could not be used, an appeals court has found in dismissing the injured man's damages claim.
A young worker has been awarded more than $500,000 in damages after her employer negligently caused her to sustain an injury that did not prevent her from "engaging in a superficially normal life", but impeded her studies and narrowed her employment options.