A worker who was injured by a five-second recreational activity on a work trip has been blocked from pursuing her case in an appeals court, in a decision examining the interaction of injury and industrial relations laws.
An employer's regular servicing regime, which exceeded a manufacturer's recommendations, has helped it defeat a worker's claim that his disabling injuries arose from driving a work vehicle with worn-down suspension.
An employer has been ordered to pay a worker nearly $800,000 in damages for negligently providing him with a faulty vehicle seat and causing his debilitating back injury, with a court rejecting claims that his case was defeated by scientific research.
A worker's exchange with inadequately trained supervisors in the aftermath of a violent altercation aggravated his PTSD from the incident, a court has found in ordering his employer to pay him more than $350,000 in damages.
An injured worker has been ordered by a superior court to have his vibration syndrome assessed by two independent specialist physicians, with special allowances for the COVID-19 pandemic. The court rejected the worker's bid to have his employer's mobile plant assessed by a vibration expert.
A high-profile WHS executive told a widow her husband caused his own death through his wilful failure to follow a work method statement, but he didn't tell her his company, John Holland Group Pty Ltd, had identified an urgent need to overhaul the instructions and training provided to workers like her husband, a court has heard.