A tribunal has examined laws surrounding wilful or false representations by workers, in awarding compensation to a fly-in-fly-out truck driver with a work-related ankle injury who failed to disclose his previous serious fracture to the same joint.
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.
The High Court has found a lawyer's tasks were so "inherently and obviously dangerous to the psychiatric health" of employees that her employer, the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions, had been duty-bound to proactively implement the protective measures identified in its policies.
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.
A psychologically injured worker's employer did not take unreasonable administrative action against him by declining to return him to work after an incident, but rather was acting out of concern for the welfare of his supervisor and colleagues, a tribunal has found.
The presence of chemicals in a workplace, and staff complaints about air quality, were not enough to show a worker sustained an injury in the form of multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome, a tribunal has found.