In an unusual case, a worker has been denied workers' compensation after a tribunal found his injury probably resulted from serious and wilful misconduct, with his employer asserting he cut his own finger to get out of a jail sentence.
A superior court has confirmed an employer isn't liable for an "injury" sustained by a worker while walking at work, but stressed that the man's claim wasn't defeated by the boxes his doctor did or didn't tick on his medical certificate.
A worker's actions in "counselling" and psychologically injuring a colleague cannot be considered reasonable action "taken by an employer" unless the worker's role involves managing and disciplining the colleague, a tribunal has ruled.
A worker's last dusty employer has been found liable for his silicosis, after a tribunal found there was "at least a modest association" between his employment and the re-emerging occupational disease.
A major employer has unsuccessfully argued, on appeal, that it gave notice of plans to dispute an injury claim within the required time by sending the claimant an email four days before the limit expired.
An employer's actions in transferring a worker to another state caused him to lose substantial allowances and likely caused his psychiatric injury, but the employer isn't liable for the condition, a tribunal has found.
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.