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.
A beneficiary of emergency work-related injury payments borrowed money from his mother to travel overseas, sinking his claim that he financially supported the widow and his two young siblings, a commission has found.
In a landmark decision, an appeals court has rejected a major employer's excessively "restrictive" interpretation of work-related psychiatric injury laws, in a case involving a teacher injured by work while being weaned off antipsychotic drugs and experiencing marital problems.
In an important judgment on work journey incidents, in favour of a worker, an appeals court has ruled that the proper liability test is whether employment "increased the risk" of the type of accident that injured a worker, not whether employment "caused" the accident.
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.