Comcare has been cleared of liability for a worker's sedentary and manual handling injuries, but its claim that her incapacitating secondary psychological illness, which arose from working with pain, was no longer work-related has been rejected.
A major government employer's attempt to return an injured worker to full duties was an "abject failure" that caused the man to suffer mental injuries, a tribunal has found. It found the employer misapplied an independent medical examination report in its "unyielding" efforts to deny the man sick leave.
A psychologically injured worker claiming he was a "punching bag" for a major bank's angry customers never told his manager about this issue and did not have "particularly heavy" exposure to difficult customers, a tribunal has found in concluding the bank isn't liable for his condition.
A tribunal has upheld a worker's bid to obtain her supervisors' disciplinary records and details of any complaints made against them, to show if they had a "propensity" to bully subordinates to support her psychological injury claim.
A major government employer ignored "clear warnings" and recommendations from a worker and its own doctor on minimising the impact of a major workplace change, exacerbating the vulnerable worker's psychological injury and incapacitating her for work, a tribunal has found.
A regulator has unsuccessfully argued that surveillance footage of a worker maintaining a social life and enjoying recreational activities meant she was no longer incapacitated by physical and psychological injuries stemming from two workplace falls.