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.
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.
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.
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.
A worker who was the victim of a knife attack while at work engaged in illegal activities that took him out of the course of his employment, a commission has ruled in finding his employer isn't liable for his psychological injury.
A high-risk operation described as an injured worker's "only shot at ever walking again" is not a reasonably necessary treatment that his employer must pay for, a commission has found, after hearing the procedure would probably fail and could kill the man.
A worker has been granted permission to pursue damages from four companies, including his alleged former employer, with a judge ruling that one of his four serious health conditions could be a dust-induced lung disease.
An employer's failure to ensure a worker didn't need to constantly glance backwards while operating a machine - by, for example, installing a mirror or rear-vision camera - was a breach of its common law duty, an appeals court has found.
A major employer's "efficient" safety regime was commendable but appeared to be "too keenly attuned to the perception of error", a commission has found in upholding an injured worker's bid for lump sum compensation.