The psychological injury sustained by a University of NSW worker, who was arrested on terrorist charges after being framed by a jealous co-worker (the brother of an Australian cricketer), was not work-related, a tribunal has found.
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An employer's duty to provide suitable work for injured employees does not extend to previously injured workers whose incapacities have ceased, a tribunal full bench has confirmed in an important case.
A worker has unsuccessfully claimed his employer unreasonably withheld work from him after he recovered from a back injury and this caused his psychological condition. A tribunal found the "recertification" process that troubled the worker was "not work-related.
A tribunal has highlighted an employer's efforts to accommodate a worker's ergonomic concerns and make workplace adjustments for him based on medical recommendations, in rejecting his claim that data entry work caused compensable "writer's cramp" and carpal tunnel syndrome.
A tribunal has rejected a worker's keyboard-related occupational overuse injury claim, and her bid for household services, after finding it is beneficial for her to undertake some of her own housework.
A Nestlé site's informal notebook for tagging out faulty forklifts, which did not allow information to be recorded "beyond three or four words", and lacked a report-back process for technicians, caused a worker's amputation, an appeals court has confirmed in a $2.9 million damages case.