A worker bore the onus of proving his work-related knee injuries caused him to fall at home and dislocate his shoulder, but he failed to discharge his burden of proof, with his inconsistent memory of events suggesting he made them up, a judge has found.
A tribunal full bench has rejected a major employer's claim that it wasn't required to consider a worker's personal circumstances, which made her more susceptible to injury, when undertaking "reasonable" administrative action against her.
A 42-year-old mesothelioma sufferer, and member of the "third wave" of asbestos victims, has been awarded a record $3 million in exemplary and other damages, with a court warning that widespread appreciation of the hazard does little to protect workers and home owners.
A worker's bowel dysfunction resulted from taking opioid medication Panadeine Forte for a work injury, a tribunal has ruled in dismissing claims that his dose wasn't high enough to cause the condition.
An employer has been found not liable for injuries sustained by a worker who fell at a work function and hit his head, with a tribunal ruling his injury was of a type specifically excluded by workers' comp laws. However, the worker is appealing.