A tribunal has rejected two workers' claims that their repetitive computer work and use of twin screens injured them, underscoring that experiencing pain symptoms at work doesn't necessarily mean a condition was caused or aggravated by employment.
A worker who was injured by a five-second recreational activity on a work trip has been blocked from pursuing her case in an appeals court, in a decision examining the interaction of injury and industrial relations laws.
An appeals court has relied on a contractor's contractual intentions and the control exerted by companies in a multi-party arrangement to quash a finding that the man was a "worker" when he was injured.
An appeals commission has rejected a worker's claim that his heart condition and attack were aggravated entirely by his "heavy" work tasks, after hearing his duties were suitable for a "not very fit" employee.
A beneficiary of emergency work-related injury payments borrowed money from his mother to travel overseas, sinking his claim that he financially supported the widow and his two young siblings, a commission has found.
In a landmark decision, an appeals court has rejected a major employer's excessively "restrictive" interpretation of work-related psychiatric injury laws, in a case involving a teacher injured by work while being weaned off antipsychotic drugs and experiencing marital problems.
A major employer has failed to convince a superior court that an injured worker with a disorder, which isn't attributable to a specific disease, was malingering because surveillance footage showed he lied about his inability to perform certain tasks.