Browsing: Workers' comp decisions (SA)

TUE
2:31PM

Injured worker not required to prove 51% surgery odds

Assessing the "likelihood" of an injured worker requiring a procedure is not a "more likely than not" determination, a tribunal has found in upholding a worker's bid for future surgery costs.

MON
2:22PM

Drug trafficker retains weekly work injury payments

A "totally incapacitated" worker who was awarded nearly $320,000, before being found guilty of trafficking methamphetamines and accused of an "even more egregious" act, has been granted ongoing compensation, after her former employer challenged her entitlements through breach-of-mutuality provisions.

WED
2:35PM

Injury-combination ruling increases benefits by $20k

A worker has been permitted, by a judge, to "combine" his impairments from a workplace foot injury and a back condition arising from his altered gait, increasing his lump sum entitlements by nearly $20,000.

THU
12:10PM

Office worker's hearing loss was employment-related

A white-collar worker has been awarded lump sum compensation and the cost of hearing aids, after a tribunal found her office environment was noisy enough to cause noise-induced hearing loss.

WED
12:56PM

High Court blocks fight against mother's "shock" claim

The High Court has rejected an employer's bid for special leave to appeal against a ruling that a woman who received death benefits under NSW workers' compensation laws, after her son was killed, is also entitled to pursue damages in her home state of South Australia.

FRI
1:45PM

WHS investigation into officer granted injury transcript

A WHS regulator investigating reports that a worker's psychiatric injury involved WHS contraventions, by a major employer and one of its officers, has been granted court orders giving it access to a transcript of related compensation proceedings.

THU
10:12AM

Nurse's return-to-work duties contributed to carpal tunnel

The causation of carpal tunnel syndrome continues to be a vexed issue for workers' compensation tribunals, with one recently concluding that a nurse's work in a busy emergency department was a significant contributing factor in her developing bilateral CTS.

WED
12:30PM

Employer liable for aorta injury from emotional distress

A worker's emotional distress from his newly created role inflaming rather than easing tensions between departments, and becoming increasingly complex, was a significant contributing factor to his high blood pressure and aorta tear, a tribunal has found.


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