Performance appraisals are formal processes to assess a worker's "overall" performance and don't include employers informally managing specific problems with their work, a tribunal has ruled in an injury dispute.
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.
An injured worker's employment conditions after a council amalgamation, including an increased workload and having to use new software she couldn't get the hang of, did not fall within the meaning of reasonable actions taken with respect to her transfer, a commission has found.
The fact that a worker fell like "a sack of potatoes" when he got out of a car has, according to a judge, broken the chain of causation between the fall and his work injuries, which he claimed prevented him from breaking his fall.
In a timely decision given Tasmania's commitment to presumptive workers' compensation for public servants with post-traumatic stress disorder, a NSW judge has awarded compensation to a paramedic who developed the disorder after her ambulance killed a pedestrian.