Browsing: Workers' compensation

WED
3:44PM

Worker wins $1m for repeated backward glances

An employer's failure to ensure a worker didn't need to constantly glance backwards while operating a machine - by, for example, installing a mirror or rear-vision camera - was a breach of its common law duty, an appeals court has found.

TUE
1:05PM

Responsive measures too late for overworked worker

An employer took quick and "responsive" steps after a worker complained of not coping with her workload, but its efforts to mitigate her "unattainable" and injury-causing load came too late, a commission has found.

WED
1:15PM

New near-miss duties pass Parliament; and more

  • New near-miss duties and injury provisions pass in Vic; and
  • Miller to identify barriers to managing ACT's psychosocial hazards.
WED
3:47PM

Govt employer fails to defeat football injury claim

An employer cannot avoid liability for the injuries sustained by a worker in a football game, with his colleagues, through a doctor's vague suggestion that the game was not work-related.

MON
3:57PM

Enhanced risks assessments urged for carcinogen

A case report on a Scandinavian firefighter with melanoma has highlighted the dangers of a banned but still prevalent hazardous substance, and the need to assess the interaction of multiple workplace risk factors and the effectiveness of PPE.

MON
12:31PM

Employer liable for injuries after "ambushing" unwell HSR

A major employer's conduct towards a health and safety representative after a safety meeting has been slammed by a tribunal, in throwing out the company's reasonable action claim.

FRI
12:30PM

Unexplained interruption blocks fatal-journey claim

A worker's fatal complications from car crash injuries, sustained on a journey from his workplace to his home, did not arise out of his employment, a court has found in upholding an appeal.


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