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.
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 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 tribunal has rejected a worker's claim that he suffered paranoia and incapacitating post-traumatic stress disorder from accessing databases that made him vulnerable to "dangerous" criminals identifying him.
A major employer has been cleared of coercing a worker not to make a workers' comp claim, but fined over an HSE manager's unprofessional actions in dealing with the worker's complaints against her injury management coordinator.
A police officer accused of associating with the mafia, while investigating a high-profile murder, has failed in his Federal Court bid for workers' compensation for mental injuries he incurred from an internal investigation.
A worker developed the painful condition trigger finger as a result of overusing his non-dominant hand, and using it differently, while on suitable duties recovering from a work injury, a tribunal has found.