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Worker’s compensation payout for wet floor slip upheld

Workers' Compensation

In RSL Care Limited v Wallace (2019), an employer lost an appeal against a previous decision in 2017 where it was ordered to pay its worker $480,784 in damages.

By Portner Press on March 8th, 2019

Teacher who slips on grape sues school for breaching duty of care

Workers' Compensation

The Queensland District Court rejected a teacher’s claim that her employer breached its duty of care after slipping on a grape at work.

By Portner Press on March 5th, 2019

Worker wins compensation for joke made at his expense

Workers' Compensation

A worker who was left humiliated after a practical joke was played on him was awarded workers’ compensation when an employment tribunal found that he was “seriously injured” by the prank.

By Portner Press on March 1st, 2019

Unusual office injury results in $1.1 million payout for worker

Workers' Compensation

It is your legal duty to provide a safe and healthy workplace. If you cannot show that you have taken every step necessary to do this, you could face a similar claim.

By Portner Press on February 7th, 2019

Your questions answered: How risky is it to hire someone with a pre-existing injury?

Workers' Compensation

Q: Are we putting our organisation at risk of a possible future workers’ compensation claim by hiring someone with a pre-existing injury?

By Portner Press on February 7th, 2019

Workers’ private medical records: When are they NOT private?

Workers' Compensation

Workers seeking compensation for a work-related injury or illness do not have an automatic right to privacy of intimate medical records.

By Portner Press on February 1st, 2019

Rule-breaking smoker wins compensation for SELF-IMPOSED injury

Fire, Emergency & Incidents

A McDonald’s worker, who broke her leg after she used the restaurant’s rooftop to take a smoking break, has won a workers’ compensation claim upon appeal.

By Portner Press on January 24th, 2019

Employer found liable for out-of-work sport injury, made to pay workers’ comp

Workers' Compensation

A DHS worker who was denied workers’ compensation for a sport injury she sustained outside of work, has successfully won her claim at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

By Portner Press on January 18th, 2019

Can you trust a carpal tunnel compensation claim?

Workers' Compensation

A former Australia Post employee has won a workers’ compensation claim for carpal tunnel syndrome, following an Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearing.

By Portner Press on January 8th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can an employee be made redundant while on workers’ compensation?

Workers' Compensation

  Q Is it possible to legally make a worker redundant while they are on workers’ compensation? For example, the worker’s role may be moving from NSW to the ACT, meaning the role in NSW would no longer exist. What are our […]

By Portner Press on November 20th, 2018