An injured worker's right to apply in advance to recover future treatment costs is not a stand-alone entitlement excluded from prescribed time limitations, an appeals court has ruled in an important judgment on poorly drafted laws.
An injury sustained by a worker on his way to a car park after a shift occurred in the course of his employment, because his employer induced or encouraged him to access the area, a tribunal has ruled.
A full Federal Court has quashed a company's $181,000 shared-liability award, averting a situation where employers that aren't liable for an injury under workers' comp laws could be stung with a hefty contribution bill.
Employers have a high degree of responsibility to prevent foreseeable risks arising from criminal conduct by third parties, a court has highlighted in awarding nearly $300,000 in damages to a worker who developed psychological injuries after an attempted robbery.
A worker based in Micronesia and paid in US dollars is entitled to weekly benefits and medical expenses under NSW laws, a commission has ruled in the latest of a series of disputes involving overseas injuries.
A full bench has found emails sent by an injured worker constituted an application for future compensable surgery, but agreed his claim was blocked by being too vague on the procedure he needed and when.
A worker suffered a mental injury from being bullied and called racist names at work, but his condition ceased to be employment-related when his work-aggravated drug abuse syndrome became his "predominant problem", a tribunal has found.
A worker has been given a second opportunity to show his employer unreasonably disciplined him for refusing to sign a new fatigue management policy, with a court stressing that mental conditions can be compensable "irrespective of the diagnostic label".