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.
The former public prosecutor awarded more than $430,000 in damages for PTSD and depression this week should have been monitored for psychological "red flags", and the failure to do so represented a missed opportunity for welfare checks and early intervention, court documents show.
For an absence from work to count as an "authorised recess", there must be an expectation by the employer that the worker will return to work, a court has found in a case involving a worker who was injured driving to his doctor.