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.
Employment relationships should always be characterised, by judges, in a way that avoids or minimises the risk of WHS or workers' comp violations, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in a landmark gig economy case involving a Foodora rider.
A worker who wilfully concealed his history of illness in pre-appointment health assessments has been blocked from pursuing compensation for a psychological injury without permission from a national tribunal.
A worker isn't entitled to a second permanent impairment payment, for chronic pain syndrome (CPS) caused by treatment for a work injury, because it can't be considered a separate injury, a tribunal has ruled.
An injured worker did not make a "wilful and false representation" disentitling him to compensation when he circled the wrong answer in one question on his claim form, the Federal Court has confirmed in rejecting an employer's appeal.
An employer has failed to convince a tribunal that it isn't liable for a worker's "cognitive changes" because intervening factors, like stress from losing his job, have overtaken the effects of his initial workplace brain injury.