In an important and much anticipated case, an appeals court has found a worker can't "combine" his impairments from a back injury and from being over-prescribed opioid medication to increase his lump sum payment.
An appeals court has rejected claims, by a regulator, that a worker's industrial deafness claim was defeated by his last noisy employer's transition to the national self-insurance scheme five years before he sought compensation.
A worker has failed to convince a tribunal full bench that his doctors' gross failures didn't break the chain of causation between his work injury and subsequent incapacity because there was a distinction between the omission and commission of negligent medical treatment.
A worker with a long-term injury has won her bid for contract work, which her employer stopped assigning her after 13 years, through workers' comp provisions requiring employers to provide incapacitated workers with suitable employment.
A worker was playing cricket when he was injured to help him transition safely between shift schedules, and did so in the course of his employment regardless of whether he was required to "manage" his time off, a tribunal full bench has confirmed.
A recent decision involving one state's largest employer has underscored principles limiting an employer's statutory obligations to provide suitable employment to workers with compensable injuries, lawyers say.
A worker has proven a causal link between his life-threatening heart condition and a crush injury sustained at work 15 years earlier. Meanwhile, a worker's widow has been awarded lump sum compensation, despite this benefit not being available to her at the time of the worker's death.