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FIFO Code of Practice – battle against mental Illness for WA workers
WorkSafe WA published a guide, "Mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers in the resources and construction sectors".
Australia
27 May 2019
2
Silicosis – a nationwide epidemic?
Silicosis is an insidious disease, caused by the crystalline silica found in stone bathroom and kitchen benchtops.
Australia
12 Apr 2019
3
The surprising cost of a piercing noise - Insights from Hooker v Allied Pumps Pty Ltd (No.2) (2018) WADC 129
The plaintiff suffered spinal injuries when he was startled by a loud alarm activating in close proximity to him at work.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
4
Superannuation and the age pension, where injury causes reduced life expectancy - compensable loss?
This was an appeal on an assessment of damages for the loss of expectation of an age pension during the "lost years".
Australia
6 Jul 2018
5
Workcover WA Arbitrator decision - Preference of one medical opinion over another
The Arbitrator was entitled to prefer one medical expert's interpretation of the scans over a contrary interpretation.
Australia
6 Jul 2018
6
When it comes to workers compensation, when is a travelling expense not a travelling expense? The battle of the clauses
The injured worker claimed travelling expenses, but the arbitrator decided that he was not entitled to those expenses.
Australia
5 Jul 2018
7
Work related or not work related? Tragic South Australian fatality in the headlines.
Tragic fatality initially considered not work related but later considered work related.
Australia
3 Apr 2018
8
Workers on visas - can they claim workers compensation?
Are persons working in contravention of their visa conditions entitled to compensation for workplace injuries?
Australia
3 Apr 2018
9
Worrying wildlife at work in WA?
The issue for determination was whether or not the worker's injury was sustained during the course of her employment.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
10
WA workers compensation - connection between reasonable treatment and a compensable injury
Before considering reasonable treatment, establish that treatment is for a compensable injury, or a direct result of it.
Australia
3 Nov 2017
11
Stress claim on appeal in WA District Court – Meaning of Discipline, Wholly or Predominantly and Unreasonable and Harsh
Mr Suleski alleged he was suffering stress and anxiety, which was caused by bullying and threats made by his management.
Australia
29 Sep 2017
12
Labour hire lessons for WA: A pain in the neck?
The personal injury negligence claim shines a light on OH&S policies and their implications for labour hire contractors.
Australia
3 Sep 2017
13
WA Workers Compensation – injured knee collapsed during return to work program aggravating asymptomatic back condition – is the back injury compensable?
This was an appeal of an employer from a decision of an arbitrator at WorkCover WA, which the judge dismissed.
Australia
3 Jul 2017
14
Injury on a work trial and the question of incapacity
The issue was whether the employee suffered a personal injury by accident while he was on his return to work program.
Australia
3 Jul 2017
15
Mobile phones and cancer – the next asbestos?
An Italian decision, subject to appeal, has held that excessive use of a mobile phone caused a benign form of cancer.
Australia
2 May 2017
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Self-represented plaintiff failed to prove negligence in his claim for common law damages in the WA District Court
The judge gave a useful and succinct examination of the law relating to an employer's duty of care toward its employees.
Australia
2 May 2017
17
Stress claim at WorkCover WA on appeal to District Court of Western Australia
This decision is a thorough examination of the law relating to stress claims in the WA workers' compensation scheme.
Australia
2 May 2017
18
Employees, subcontractors and contractors – a detailed examination of liability and apportionment principles
This decision discusses multi-party workplace injury disputes and apportions liability between the contracting parties.
Australia
3 Apr 2017
19
Injury at work and again while being rehabilitated - compensable injury or not? Reasonableness of treatment
His appeal was allowed, and the worker was entitled to compensation for the proposed surgery for his second injury.
Australia
3 Apr 2017
20
Marijuana user fails in bid for reinstatement
The judgments provide some comfort to businesses that wish to strictly enforce policies in sympathetic circumstances.
Australia
6 Mar 2017
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