Browsing: Stress


Workplace disregard for PTSD exacerbated injuries

A tribunal has found that callous treatment by co-workers in the years following a traumatic workplace incident exacerbated a worker's post-traumatic stress disorder and contributed to her adjustment condition.


Massage costs denied in Port Arthur PTSD case

A worker who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to the Port Arthur massacre, more than 26 years ago, has been denied the costs of massage treatment, in a judgment examining the reach of injured workers' entitlements to medical expenses.


Body comments breached Act and contributed to PTSD

A manager's comments about a subordinate's body shape, even without intended s-xual innuendo, constituted s-xual harassment and caused the subordinate's post-traumatic stress disorder, a tribunal has found in awarding her damages.


Email allegations caused "horror" and injuries

An employer's act of emailing a worker allegations that she mismanaged COVID-19 protocols, just an hour before a disciplinary meeting, caused her "shock, horror and confusion", a commission has found, ruling the employer is liable for the psychological injuries she developed as a result.


"Attacks on the person" causing workplace stress injuries

European occupational health researchers have identified the most common types of workplace conflicts that cause psychological injuries to the individuals exposed to them.


Work stress caused migraines but not hearing loss, tinnitus

A worker has claimed his injury from being subjected to prolonged work stress and excessive workloads caused him to be permanently impaired by hearing loss, tinnitus and cognitive dysfunction, but failed to convince a tribunal.


Injury-causing court duty linked to employment

A worker who was required by law, and her employment duties, to report disclosures of abuse to authorities, is entitled to workers' compensation for an injury she suffered from a court appearance, where she was "vigorously" cross-examined, a tribunal has ruled.

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