A worker who developed PTSD and other incapacitating psychological injuries from being attacked by a co-worker, and forced to encounter him at work for the next four years, has been granted permission to pursue damages from his employer.
A major employer has been ordered to pay a worker more than $1 million in damages, after his superior supplied unproven allegations against him to a medical assessor, who used the information to find the worker was psychiatrically disturbed and not fit to perform his job.
An appeals court has relied on a contractor's contractual intentions and the control exerted by companies in a multi-party arrangement to quash a finding that the man was a "worker" when he was injured.
A major employer has failed to convince a superior court that an injured worker with a disorder, which isn't attributable to a specific disease, was malingering because surveillance footage showed he lied about his inability to perform certain tasks.
A medical panel denied a worker procedural fairness when it went outside the "parameters" of his injury dispute to find his traumatic experience as a refugee caused his psychological injury, a superior court has found in rejecting an employer's appeal.