A maintenance contractor has been ordered to pay a total of nearly $2.4 million in damages to four workers, after its failure to take adequate care when maintaining a component of a lift caused the lift to malfunction and injure the workers.
An employer has been granted leave to challenge a decision allowing an injured worker to pursue damages in a jurisdiction with "unfettered" common law rights, with an appeals court finding the case involved important laws that apply across the country.
A tribunal has accepted a worker's claim that her heavy workload and stressful work environment caused a relapse of her anorexia, but rejected her claim that an associated cognitive impairment diminished her obligation to give her employer timely notice of the injury.
A major employer's duties as the occupier of a premises did not extend to ensuring a specialist contractor, engaged by another company, strictly complied with suitable safe work method statements, an appeals court has confirmed in an important damages case.
One of Australia's largest employers negligently failed to implement a simple system for keeping a floor free from slippery substances, or act on a worker's complaints about the issue, a superior court has ruled.
The general benefits an injured worker gets from his psychiatric assistance dog does not establish the animal as a form of medical treatment, a tribunal has found in denying him the costs of its upkeep.
A worker who was struck by a car driven by his manager within a workplace depot has been blocked from suing the manager and an insurer for hundreds of thousands of dollars under common and third-party insurance laws.
A worker was acting in her capacity as a member of the public when she was injured helping a pedestrian while outside her workplace on a coffee break, a tribunal has found in ruling her injury was unrelated to work.