A worker did not bear the onus of proving her work caused her pain condition, but still needed to provide enough evidence to articulate a case for her claim to proceed on, a tribunal has highlighted in rejecting her claim for a mouse-related injury.
A manager and an HR adviser unreasonably rejected a worker's request to delay a meeting on his performance so he could have his preferred support person with him, a tribunal has ruled in finding his employer liable for his psych injury.
A tribunal has rejected claims that a worker, whose mental illness was aggravated by a return-to-work process, was not injured "in the course of employment" because he had not commenced any actual work.
A worker has lost her bid for compensation for chronic fatigue syndrome allegedly triggered by a viral infection she contracted while posted in India. A tribunal found her condition didn't satisfy the definition of "injury" under a High Court test.
The Federal Court has rejected a worker's submission that the "generality" of her violence-related psychological injury claim allows her to agitate for entitlements for other ailments without making a new claim.
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.