Browsing: Workers' compensation


Workers' comp fraudster jailed; ADF charged again; and more

Workers' comp fraudster jailed for at least 12 months; Comcare prosecuting Defence Force, again; WorkSafe WA to target mobile plant and conduct safety forums; and Tasmanian mine safety Code revoked.


Lunchtime soccer injury compensable, games encouraged

A Commonwealth employee who injured his back while playing a social soccer game has been awarded workers' compensation, after the AAT found he was regularly allowed to take extended lunch breaks - without loss of pay - to participate in the matches.


High Court rules on engineering controls, worker wins $265K

In a 3-2 decision, the High Court has found a Western Australian supplier that failed to implement engineering controls - that might have prevented an incident - was liable for an injury.


Sick worker who was contacted too often wins stress claim

A Victorian worker who believed her employer contacted her too often while she was on sick leave has been awarded compensation for a stress injury, even though her employment was just one of "multiple factors" that contributed to her condition.


Injured worker's contractor status "merely a label"

A Tasmanian tribunal has found an independent contracting agency that deployed a worker - but denied employing him - could be liable for his injuries.


Employer entitled to regard lone-worker assault risk as "slight"

A Queensland court has reversed a decision to award $500,000 to a lone worker who was assaulted by an elderly customer, after finding her employer was entitled to regard the risk as "singularly slight".

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