Browsing: Workers' comp decisions (NT)

FRI
12:55PM

Employer "encouraged" injury-causing fishing trip

An employer has been found liable for injuries a FIFO worker suffered on a fishing trip with his general manager, because it impliedly encouraged him to engage in the activity to rest and recuperate after a demanding week of shift work.

MON
12:47PM

Complaint to ombudsman constituted injury notice

A worker who claims he suffered a psychological injury from his employer wrongfully initiating criminal charges against him, gave notice of the injury within the required time when he complained to an ombudsman, a court has found.

FRI
9:30AM

Employer fails to recover $10.5m injury bill

An employer has failed to recover, from two other companies, the $10.5 million in damages it paid to a catastrophically injured worker, after an appeals court found there was no evidence the companies' alleged safety breaches caused the injuries.

TUE
3:53PM

Eleventh-hour waiver rejected in privilege dispute

An employer that claimed legal professional privilege over surveillance footage of a workers' comp claimant, with the intention of waiving that privilege during its cross-examination of the man at an upcoming hearing, has been ordered to provide him with copies of the footage.

FRI
2:23PM

Employer vicariously liable for racist slurs

A commission has found an employer vicariously liable for two workers' racist comments, and stressed that a company's anti-discrimination policies must be "communicated effectively" to staff.

WED
3:52PM

High Court finds hindsight applies to injury cases

The High Court has handed down its reasons for its August decision to uphold a $425,000 damages claim, and confirmed that hindsight can be used to determine whether a cause of action accrued before an injury was detected.

THU
2:52PM

Perceived bullying wrongly disregarded by magistrate

A Supreme Court judge has applied the "eggshell psyche principle" in quashing an earlier decision to deny an injured worker compensation because her perceptions of bullying weren't reasonable.

MON
3:58PM

Cause of action arises with cell changes, High Court hears

The binding UK authority on personal injury claims shows that an asbestos-related cause of action accrues when the damage becomes "more than negligible", regardless of whether it is detectable at the time, the High Court of Australia has been told.

TUE
3:09PM

High Court to determine test for asbestos damages claims

The High Court will determine whether a mesothelioma-related cause of action arises at the time asbestos is inhaled or when the symptoms of the disease become apparent, after an employer was granted special leave to appeal against a $425,000 damages award.


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