Browsing: Workers' comp decisions (ACT)

THU
2:10PM

Worker wins $5.6m for injuries triggered by site clutter

An employer's failure to address the obvious risks posed by its "incredibly cluttered" warehouse set off a "catastrophic" sequence of events, and has led to a $5.6 million damages award to an injured worker.

FRI
1:58PM

Rushed worker denied headset, wins injury damages

An employer has been ordered to pay $120,000 in damages to an office worker who was injured while running to answer the phone, in a case highlighting the risks posed by systems requiring staff to rush.

WED
2:13PM

Failure to provide safety equipment costs venture $1.3m

A worker with serious strain and lifting injuries has been awarded $1.3 million in damages, with a court finding his employer, a major joint-venture company, could have prevented the risks through simple precautions, including one involving a $400 spend.

WED
3:30PM

Employer overturns state-of-connection damages ruling

A ruling allowing an injured worker to pursue damages in a jurisdiction with unfettered common law rights has been overturned on appeal, in an important judgment on state-of-connection tests.

FRI
12:15PM

Inexperienced worker's crane blunder costs man $532k

A business owner has been handed a $532,000 injury damages bill, after a superior court found he was vicariously liable for an inexperienced worker incorrectly manipulating a crane's controls and knocking over a colleague.

WED
3:57PM

Negligent work lapse leads to lift jolt, big damages bill

A maintenance contractor has been ordered to pay a total of nearly $2.4 million in damages to four workers, after its failure to take adequate care when maintaining a component of a lift caused the lift to malfunction and injure the workers.

FRI
2:03PM

State-of-connection appeal allowed in significant case

An employer has been granted leave to challenge a decision allowing an injured worker to pursue damages in a jurisdiction with "unfettered" common law rights, with an appeals court finding the case involved important laws that apply across the country.

TUE
12:00PM

Anorexia aggravated by work stress, but claim too late

A tribunal has accepted a worker's claim that her heavy workload and stressful work environment caused a relapse of her anorexia, but rejected her claim that an associated cognitive impairment diminished her obligation to give her employer timely notice of the injury.

MON
11:19AM

Court of Appeal examines occupiers' duties to contractors

A major employer's duties as the occupier of a premises did not extend to ensuring a specialist contractor, engaged by another company, strictly complied with suitable safe work method statements, an appeals court has confirmed in an important damages case.

THU
3:58PM

Injured worker allowed to sue under "unfettered" laws

An injured worker has been granted permission to pursue damages in a jurisdiction with far more generous common law rights than the state his employer contended he "usually" worked in.


Page 1 of 7 | Total articles: 66

Jurisdiction
AustMap Tasmania Victoria South Australia New South Wales Australian Capital Territory Queensland the Northern Territitory Western Australia National / Commonwealth