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.
In an injury dispute examining workplace privacy laws, an industrial court has found that an employer didn't breach those laws when its insurance company covertly filmed a worker at work without giving him notice.
An employer did not have a common law duty to warn a well-trained worker of all the circumstances in which a work method could not be used, an appeals court has found in dismissing the injured man's damages claim.
A young worker has been awarded more than $500,000 in damages after her employer negligently caused her to sustain an injury that did not prevent her from "engaging in a superficially normal life", but impeded her studies and narrowed her employment options.
The fact that a major employer was one of several PCBUs at a hazardous site did not make it responsible for the performance of all the duties set out in the WHS Regulation for that site, a superior court has ruled in rejecting a worker's damages claim.
A reasonable person in a major employer's position would have foreseen that workers would adopt timesaving and dangerous methods of performing a repetitive task, an appeals court has ruled in upholding a $1 million damages award.