The injuries sustained by a worker when he fell at a public pool, after receiving medical advice to swim to relieve a work-related back condition, did not arise in the course of his employment, a court has ruled in a novel case.
A worker who developed a debilitating lung condition five months after being exposed to the Hazelwood Mine fire, has been awarded medical expenses and weekly payments because of the short period of time between his exposure and the onset of his condition.
A superior court has quashed a finding that a worker's psychiatric injury from being harassed by a supervisor at a train station isn't work-related because it occurred outside the workplace and after hours.
A worker who claimed his supervisor's flatulence constituted assault that contributed to his injuries has lost his second bid for $1.8 million in damages, with an appeals court finding, among other things, that his former employer's purported lack of OHS and HR policies was irrelevant.
A journalist's $180,000 post-traumatic stress disorder case, which is likely to transform newsrooms across the country, has detailed steps employers should take to prevent such injuries, including ensuring workers have "immediate" access to employee assistance programs.
A worker's failure to abide by a "rough rule of thumb" in a manual handling document did not amount to him negligently contributing to an injury resulting from his employer's OHS breaches, an appeals court has found.
An employer has been found vicariously liable for a "favoured" employee's s-xual assault of another worker after she collapsed at work, because it failed to take steps to prevent the incident within the meaning of equal opportunity laws.
An employer and a facility operator are equally liable for a worker losing an eye at the facility, with both entities failing to provide equipment to match a new water pump, a superior court has found.