The shoulder injuries sustained by a police officer in a non-work-related rugby game would not have occurred but for decades of heavy police work, which included acting as the assailant in use-of-force training and swinging a sledgehammer in his special operations role, a tribunal has found.
A workplace rehabilitation case manager's increased workload after a merger, and problems with a difficult claimant who threatened her safety, caused her incapacitating work injury, a tribunal has found.
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.