An employer has been found not liable for injuries sustained by a worker who fell at a work function and hit his head, with a tribunal ruling his injury was of a type specifically excluded by workers' comp laws. However, the worker is appealing.
A superior court has agreed to reconsider three cases that could force employers to review their liability for injuries, including one involving the negligent acts of doctors, and another pertaining to a journey claim.
In an important and much anticipated case, an appeals court has found a worker can't "combine" his impairments from a back injury and from being over-prescribed opioid medication to increase his lump sum payment.
An appeals court has rejected claims, by a regulator, that a worker's industrial deafness claim was defeated by his last noisy employer's transition to the national self-insurance scheme five years before he sought compensation.
A worker has failed to convince a tribunal full bench that his doctors' gross failures didn't break the chain of causation between his work injury and subsequent incapacity because there was a distinction between the omission and commission of negligent medical treatment.
A worker with a long-term injury has won her bid for contract work, which her employer stopped assigning her after 13 years, through workers' comp provisions requiring employers to provide incapacitated workers with suitable employment.
A worker was playing cricket when he was injured to help him transition safely between shift schedules, and did so in the course of his employment regardless of whether he was required to "manage" his time off, a tribunal full bench has confirmed.