Browsing: Workers' compensation court and tribunal decisions

WED
2:49PM

Inaction after rollaway leads to catastrophic injury

Lack of action by an employer to introduce changes to work methods following a vehicle rollaway incident resulted in catastrophic injuries to one of its workers, who has been awarded nearly $1.6 million in damages.

TUE
3:45PM

Director's indifference to safety risk voids insurance

A company that was convicted and fined over an apprentice's severe electric-shock injuries has been blocked from recovering, from its insurer, any damages and compensation paid to the worker, with an appeals court finding its director was "indifferent to whether any action was taken to prevent" the electrical risk.

TUE
1:56PM

Negligent RTW plan didn't cause psych injury: court

Despite the fact that an employer was negligent in the way it managed an injured worker's return-to-work plan, a superior court has confirmed this negligence wasn't the cause of her subsequent anxiety and depressive illness.

MON
10:56AM

Toll fails to reduce injury payments in partnership ruling

A logistics giant has failed to slash an injured contractor's workers' compensation payments by 75 per cent, after an appeals tribunal rejected arguments that the deemed figure did not accurately reflect a partnership arrangement with his wife.

TUE
1:18PM

Employer's car park found not to be part of workplace

Despite the fact that a worker's ankle injury occurred in his employer's VIP car park, a Tasmanian tribunal has found he was not at his "place of employment" and rejected his compensation claim.

MON
12:10PM

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.

FRI
1:38PM

Primary contractor bears liability for $1.35m award

A superior court has awarded $1.35 million in damages to an injured labour-hire worker, after finding the head scaffolding contractor at the site where the injury occurred was negligent in failing to provide an exclusion zone or establish a safe system of work.


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