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Surveillance footage has no weight in claim for a psychological condition despite medical evidence that worker’s condition had improved

Australia - May 19 2021 The Administrative Appeals Tribunal found that an employee suffering from a psychological injury resulting from a workplace incident can be…

Melinda Bird.

Worker successfully claims compensation for permanent impairment resulting from injuries sustained in multiple workplace incidents

Australia - April 30 2021 The Court of Appeal found that a worker’s injuries which occurred in the course of three separate workplace incidents could all be considered as…

Tribunal finds injury to ‘on-call’ worker whilst walking his dog to have occurred ‘in the course of his employment’

Australia - March 10 2021 The Chief Commissioner of the Workers Compensation Tribunal finds in favour of a worker who was on-call at the time he sustained an injury to his…

The go ahead to combine primary psychiatric and physical whole person impairment assessments resulting from one injury… if one threshold has been met

Australia - March 9 2021 Whether psychiatric and physical impairments arising out of the one injury can be combined in order to reach a threshold of permanent impairment…

Melinda Bird.

Court finds long shifts and night shifts increased the risk of motor vehicle accident

Australia - August 20 2020 The Full Court of the South Australian Supreme Court found that the injuries suffered by a worker on a journey home had a real and substantial…