Browsing: Workers' comp decisions (QLD)

MON
12:49PM

Hasty redundancy process injured worker

An employer has been found liable for a worker's psych injury because it "blindsided" him with a redundancy meeting shortly after he returned to work from long-term sick leave, during which he was induced to believe his job was secure.

MON
1:45PM

Jail for $270k workers' comp fraud upheld on appeal

A worker jailed for workers' compensation fraud, involving a dog attack and nearly $270,000 in payments, has unsuccessfully argued, on appeal, that his prison sentence was manifestly excessive.

THU
2:15PM

Damages for unsafe-seat injury boosted to nearly $1m

A worker who successfully sued his employer for negligently providing him with a faulty vehicle seat has been awarded an additional $202,708 in damages, with an appeals court finding a trial judge underestimated his likely economic loss from a back injury.

WED
3:54PM

Injury accrual rights confirmed by follow-up judgment

A commission has reaffirmed that workers' compensation payments constitute "pay", as established in a recent important decision on the relationship between workers' comp arrangements and the accrual of annual and sick leave.

FRI
10:37AM

Work spray didn't trigger worker's chemical sensitivity

A court has rejected a worker's claims her employer caused her to develop a debilitating chemical sensitivity syndrome by negligently failing to prevent a common cleaning chemical from being used in her presence.

THU
12:22PM

Employer's mobile-plant failings didn't cause injury: judge

An employer failed to take reasonable care of a worker in allowing unqualified personnel to operate mobile machinery, but was not responsible for the injuries the worker sustained after he threw a heavy object at an inexperienced operator, a court has found.

TUE
3:15PM

IRC rules on leave accrual during workers' comp absences

In an important decision on a contentious issue, a commission has found a worker was not "absent without pay" when he was off work on workers' comp benefits, and had been entitled to accrue annual and sick leave.

WED
1:50PM

Wrong causal test applied to death from stressful hearing

An employer has been granted a second opportunity to challenge claims that a worker's work injury was causally connected to her fatal heart attack, which was triggered by the stress of attending a hearing to defend her workers' comp claim.

TUE
1:46PM

Worker awarded $1m after falling in after-hours incident

A worker who fell through a workplace roof while investigating a malfunction, which he noticed while driving past the site outside of his normal hours, was not contributorily negligent, a court has found in awarding him nearly $1 million in damages for his injuries.

MON
2:18PM

Worker exposed to obvious loading risk, wins $350k

An employer that accused an injured worker of workers' comp fraud has been ordered to pay the man $350,000 in damages, with a judge finding it negligently failed to implement a safe system for a frequently repeated task.


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