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A worker's lump sum payment for his "existing injury" must be assessed under the less generous provisions of repealed laws, a tribunal full bench has found in agreeing with a previous judgment in a similar case.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.
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".