A recent High Court judgment in an anti-discrimination case does not bar the determination of an interstate worker's injury claim, a tribunal has ruled. However, it rejected the worker's bid for weekly benefits for PTSD arising from bullying and racial discrimination.
A major employer has unsuccessfully argued, on appeal, that a doctor's opinion that a health and safety officer's psych injury arose from workplace bullying was flawed in failing to address the impact of other factors.
A worker has been awarded thousands of dollars in weekly benefits and medical expenses for a psychological injury arising from the "chaos" created by her new employer, after the employer failed to attend a tribunal to contest the claim.
An employer and landowners have escaped an "enormous" damages bill, after an appeals court overturned a finding that they negligently caused a chain of events that left a young motorist with catastrophic injuries.
An employer has failed to recover - under motor accident laws - workers' comp payments made to an employee who developed PTSD after a fatal road crash, with a superior court finding it was never obliged to compensate the man.
In a case reiterating the need for employers to provide sufficient evidentiary material in workers' comp disputes, a tribunal has found that an injured health and safety officer is entitled to weekly benefits.