A site occupier's injury damages bill has been increased significantly to $1.2 million, in an appeals court judgment examining the company's duties to a visiting worker who fell in a four-metre pit covered by a pallet.
The fatal ankle injury a worker sustained after leaving a client's site was not a non-compensable journey injury, given the "overwhelming evidence" showing he planned to continue working remotely on the long train trip back to his office and home town, a commission has ruled.
An employer that negligently failed to identify and remove a slip hazard, which injured a labour-hire apprentice, is entitled to recover the $614,000 damages bill from its public liability insurer, an appeals court has ruled.
A manager's refusal to relocate a worker after she suffered a miscarriage, so she wouldn't be exposed to discussions on pregnancy in the workplace, did not cause a compensable psychological injury, a commission president has confirmed.
A company is liable to indemnify the NSW Government for $325,599 in workers' comp payments made to a firefighter, who was struck by an unsafe door while attending a false alarm at the company's site, an appeals court has confirmed.