A worker whose long list of ankle and hip injuries began with excessive walking in work safety boots, has been permitted to combine his impairments for lump sum purposes, in a ruling on complex and controversial laws that are the subject of multiple appeals.
A tribunal full bench has confirmed that an employer is liable for the injuries a worker sustained in a volleyball match, which his CEO promoted in an email encouraging participation in "collective terms".
A tribunal full bench has quashed a finding that an injured worker's purported disciplinary issues and poor attendance record should not be taken into account when deciding whether to provide him with suitable employment.
A worker's psychiatric injury was not caused by her stressful personal history, as contended by her employer, but a violent workplace confrontation that "reignited" a previous work-related condition she never fully recovered from, a tribunal has found.
An employer has been ordered to produce documents, for a psychiatric injury dispute, which could prove a worker was concerned and injured by a manager's inappropriate behaviour well before the worker was subjected to purportedly reasonable disciplinary action.
An employer unreasonably contributed to a worker's psychiatric injury by trying to test his honesty in a final penalty meeting and withholding key information from an investigation into his misconduct, a tribunal has found.
The substantive proceedings for a worker's claim that he developed dementia as a result of witnessing a traumatic fatality have been given the go-ahead, with a judge allowing him to appoint a litigation guardian.
An injured worker employed by a UK-based company has successfully argued his employment should be treated on a project-by-project basis, so that liability for his injury fell to an Australian jurisdiction where he worked for just two days.