A business operator's ambiguous and incomplete request for assistance with a hazardous task resulted in a worker unstrapping a heavy truck load before it was secured by a crane, and sustaining injuries, a court has found.
Highlighting the flaws in an expert report on job rotation, obtained by an injured worker, has helped two employers successfully challenge a ruling that they breached their duty of care to the worker by requiring her to perform repetitive tasks.
An employer negligently created unnecessary height risks by modifying a workplace vehicle, an appeals court has ruled in reversing an earlier decision and finding an injured worker is entitled to damages.
An employer isn't liable for a travelling worker's back injury caused by excessive sitting on his long commutes, a commission has found, in a case confirming that merely having to travel to work cannot establish a substantial connection between employment and an injury.
A supermarket giant's store allowed "budgetary considerations to prevail over safety considerations", and negligently caused a worker's manual handling injury by failing to provide enough staff to assist with heavy lifting tasks, a court has found.
A major employer claims the death of one of its workers would not have occurred if another duty holder had used Google Earth or similar online resources to identify dangerous trees near roadways, in a case that has been adjourned to allow the parties to prepare further evidence.
An employer's road maintenance procedures have been vindicated in a superior court, which rejected a negligence action by a former employee who claimed she was injured when her truck jolted over a soft spot in a work road.
An injured worker's condition worsened when her employer, a major supermarket chain, blocked her access to treatment under a capacity-for-work determination, a commission has found in reviving her benefits.