An injured worker has been denied the ongoing costs of chiropractic treatments she has received for more than 30 years, after a tribunal found they were passive treatments that did not achieve measurable benefits.
An employer has been permitted to recover more than half of a $320,000 settlement paid to the widow of a worker who died of skin cancer, in a Federal Court case examining shared liability provisions and the meaning of compensation.
The Federal Court has confirmed that a heated handover meeting unreasonably contributed to a worker's psych injury, but agreed that a tribunal focused too heavily on the operational purpose of the meeting.
Employers are entitled to alter workers' flexible working arrangements to improve their performance, but one manager's hasty attempt to do so was unreasonable, a tribunal has found in an injury dispute.
An injured worker who received more than $90,000 worth of Comcare-funded massages has been denied the costs of further treatments, after a tribunal found a one-off operation was a reasonable alternative, notwithstanding the potentially "intensely painful" recovery process.
An employer's degree of control over an employee does not play a specific role when determining if it is liable for an interval injury, a tribunal has highlighted in finding a worker's sport injury was work-related.
A national tribunal has rejected a "frequently encountered" claim employers adopt to avoid liability for workers' diseases and ailments - that their conditions would have occurred irrespective of their jobs - and found a worker's carpal tunnel syndrome is work-related.
A worker whose long-running fight for compensation helped reshape the administrative action test, in favour of injured workers, is unlikely to enjoy the spoils of war, with a tribunal rejecting her claim for depression and anxiety.