An employer's duty to provide a safe system of work extends to maintaining and enforcing such a system, including where an alternative system creates a foreseeable risk of injury of any severity, an appeals court has found in upholding an injured worker's $1.4 million award.
A host employer has been ordered to pay a worker nearly $270,000 in damages for manual handling injuries he sustained after it switched his task to lifting 55kg objects, without training or supervision.
A worker has been awarded nearly $2 million in damages, after a court found his employer negligently allowed a defective alarm to be left unattended in an office, resulting in him sustaining whiplash injuries when it was accidentally activated.
In a decision examining when employers are vicariously liable for the wrongful acts of their workers, a court has denied a woman damages for injuries from being assaulted during a store robbery, where one of the perpetrators was a store employee.
An appeals court has rejected a major employer's argument that an arbitrator wrongly preferred an injured worker's medical evidence over its own, after finding the employer's expert significantly relied on "undisclosed" epidemiological studies.
A worker's belief that her employer expected her to attend the workplace on her day off, to fill out a form, did not make the chair injury she sustained when she got there compensable, a court has ruled.
A worker whose five-year battle for compensation for wrist injuries included two applications to the High Court, has been declared a vexatious litigant and will be banned from instituting further proceedings against her former employer without permission.