A tribunal has rejected two workers' claims that their repetitive computer work and use of twin screens injured them, underscoring that experiencing pain symptoms at work doesn't necessarily mean a condition was caused or aggravated by employment.
A worker's eight-hour catch-up with a colleague on a work trip broke the connection between her employment and an injury she sustained at the end of the night, despite the fact that she slipped because of a hazard "peculiar" to the hotel her employer induced her to be in, the Federal Court has confirmed.
A tribunal has rejected an employer's claim that it isn't liable for a worker's psych injury because its inaction on her bullying complaint was reasonable administrative action. The tribunal identified a string of flaws in the employer's response to the complaint.
A worker whose psychological injury became incapacitating after her employer refused to reclassify her sick leave has been given another chance to seek compensation, in a full Federal Court case examining the application of administrative action exclusions.
A former Qantas employee allegedly suffered severe psychiatric injuries from being harassed and discriminated against at work for 13 years, and is seeking a total of more than $2 million in damages from the airline and a law firm, according to court documents obtained, through a Federal Court ruling, by OHS Alert publisher Specialist News.
The Federal Court has overturned a decision awarding a worker compensation for pain symptoms that arose after just one week into a new role, in a case examining the meanings of ailment and aggravation.
In a case highlighting the potential long-term impact of seemingly innocuous office injuries, a tribunal has found that medical records showing a worker's work injuries were asymptomatic when he was being treated for other ailments doesn't mean his work injuries have resolved.
The fact that a psychologically injured worker used her treatment sessions to "vent" about her day-to-day life stressors, rather than learn self-management skills, did not diminish the link between her condition and a 2004 work incident, the Federal Court has found.
An adverse action claim lodged by a worker - who was sacked after seeking stop-bullying orders, and before claiming workers' compensation - isn't barred by Federal provisions prohibiting double-dipping, a judge has ruled.