A host employer has been ordered to pay a worker nearly $270,000 in damages for manual handling injuries he sustained after it switched his task to lifting 55kg objects, without training or supervision.
A worker has been awarded nearly $2 million in damages, after a court found his employer negligently allowed a defective alarm to be left unattended in an office, resulting in him sustaining whiplash injuries when it was accidentally activated.
In a decision examining when employers are vicariously liable for the wrongful acts of their workers, a court has denied a woman damages for injuries from being assaulted during a store robbery, where one of the perpetrators was a store employee.
An appeals court has rejected a major employer's argument that an arbitrator wrongly preferred an injured worker's medical evidence over its own, after finding the employer's expert significantly relied on "undisclosed" epidemiological studies.
A worker's belief that her employer expected her to attend the workplace on her day off, to fill out a form, did not make the chair injury she sustained when she got there compensable, a court has ruled.
A worker whose five-year battle for compensation for wrist injuries included two applications to the High Court, has been declared a vexatious litigant and will be banned from instituting further proceedings against her former employer without permission.
An injured worker who claimed he was permanently incapacitated by his computer illiteracy, and the fact that he could only perform "odd lot" employment, has been refused access to an additional $163,000 in benefits.
An employer that decided against resolving a psychologically injured worker's many grievances was not negligent because it delayed the process out of concern for his wellbeing, an appeals court has found in denying the worker damages.