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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
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Aiming at an employee and shooting yourself in the foot – Workplace investigation leads to compensation claim
Employers should perhaps review their relevant discipline policies and contract of employment terms and conditions.
Australia
27 May 2019
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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
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Liability of directors for employee entitlements
A new Bill proposes severe penalties for directors and officers, if the company fails to meet all employee entitlements.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
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Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act WA relating to dependants of deceased workers
These amendments increase compensation entitlements and simplify and expedite claims by dependants of deceased workers.
Australia
7 Jul 2018
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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
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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
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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
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Employer attendance at medical consultations in Western Australia – The rules
WorkCover WA has issued an update on an injured worker's rights to attend an employer nominated medical consultation.
Australia
23 Jun 2018
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Interaction between section 60 and section 61 in the WA Workers Compensation Scheme - appeal to District Court and then to Court of Appeal, WA Supreme Court
Article discusses recent case concerning an employer who wished to discontinue or reduce weekly payments of compensation.
Australia
2 May 2018
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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
12
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
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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
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Awarding compensation for permanent impairment sustained minutes before death - Could it happen in WA?
The WA legislation would not allow compensation for permanent impairment to be payable after the death of a worker.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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The application by the defendant to dismiss the plaintiff due to an invalid election was considered by the District Court in WA
The defendant challenged the validity of the Director of WorkCover WA to record the plaintiff's election.
Australia
21 Dec 2017
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WA worker was injured when she attended work out of usual work hours to complete a form – is the injury compensable?
The injury suffered by the respondent was not a personal injury arising out of or in the course of her employment.
Australia
21 Dec 2017
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The Workers Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2017 (WA) – what you need to know
Bill aims to increase entitlements for dependants of deceased workers and to simplify and expedite the claims process.
Australia
29 Nov 2017
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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
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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
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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
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