Safe Work Australia's latest "snapshot" of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims shows that while a quarter of all COVID claims are for psychological issues, nearly all of the claims in one industry involve mental health.
A regulator has failed to recover injury payments from a workplace occupier accused of negligently causing the injury, after one of the regulator's inspectors filed a report saying the allegedly unsafe area of the site was in "adequate condition".
Courts should not place an "absolute and unremitting" duty of care on employers to protect the mental health of their employees, a judge has warned in dismissing a psychologically injured worker's negligence claim.
A tribunal full bench has rejected an employer's claim that it isn't liable for the costs of future surgery for an injured worker, whose genetic predisposition to arthritis was "accelerated" by a workplace safety incident.
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.