An injury sustained by an on-call worker in his work vehicle in the driveway of his home occurred in the course of his employment, either because he was carrying out his duties or there was a "real and substantial connection" between the employment and his "journey", a judge has ruled.
In upholding a worker's noise-induced hearing loss claim, a tribunal has found claimants bear the onus of proving the relevant employment involved excessive noise exposure, before the evidentiary onus shifts to the respondent to show otherwise.
A worker's carpal tunnel syndrome was caused by her employment, a tribunal has found, after rejecting two experts' "restrictive" views on which workplace forces can cause the condition and the occupations that are susceptible it.
Workers' compensation laws limiting or blocking damages claims "in respect of" a workplace injury do not necessarily apply to claims made by third parties affected by the incident, a recent superior court ruling on a fatality has shown.
A tribunal has rejected a claim that the permanent impairments in a worker's knees, caused by four months of repetitive ladder climbing and crouching, can't be combined under controversial laws because one knee injury "commenced" two years earlier.
A worker's lump sum payment for his "existing injury" must be assessed under the less generous provisions of repealed laws, a tribunal full bench has found in agreeing with a previous judgment in a similar case.
A worker suffered a stroke after a non-existent handover, long hours and acting as a buffer between low-morale staff and a "nit-picking" director exposed him to significant stress, in a role he was in for only four months, a tribunal has found.
Step-down provisions that reduce injured workers' benefits after a year have been applied to the first payments made to a worker with a keyboard-related injury, based on an incapacity date set by consent orders.