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SBS not liable for stress claim by hairdresser
Due consultation and communication with the applicant over a period of time, meant the process was conducted reasonably.
Australia
12 Oct 2019
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New guidelines for rehabilitation authorities
Article discusses the differences between the previous guidelines & new guidelines for rehabilitation authorities.
Australia
24 Sep 2019
3
Assessing hearing loss – when is a claim no longer compensable?
Article looks at difficulties an applicant may face when bringing a claim for hearing loss after they have ceased employment.
Australia
24 Sep 2019
4
Can a meeting to discuss carer's leave be administrative action?
The part of the meeting that concerned his employment - his carer's leave arrangements - was an "administrative action".
Australia
16 Aug 2019
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No diagnosis? No worries: Tribunal accepts claim for workers compensation for symptoms
The employee's symptoms began after he started working at ANO and the longer he worked, the more sustained the pain was.
Australia
16 Aug 2019
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Passive treatment a limited fix – but is it reasonable?
The Tribunal was asked to consider whether chiropractic treatment was reasonable medical treatment for a low back injury.
Australia
2 Jul 2019
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It is a tie – the worker gets surgery, but the employer wins right to stop paying workers compensation
Subjective complaints of ongoing symptoms by the employee need to substantiated with evidence, such as medical records.
Australia
24 May 2019
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Recent changes to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth)
This article briefly discusses some of the recent amendments to the SRC Act 1988, including Instruments and Declarations.
Australia
11 Apr 2019
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11 year delay no barrier to claim for compensation
The applicant made a claim for workers' compensation in 2016, for the aggravation of an injury from September 2005.
Australia
14 Mar 2019
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It is a tie – the worker gets surgery, but the employer wins the right to stop paying workers compensation
The Tribunal found in favour of the employer for compensation, but in favour of the worker for the second operation.
Australia
14 Mar 2019
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Employer liable for recreational netball injury by Customer Service Officer
The employer had actively encouraged the applicant to participate in the netball game, so the injury was compensable.
Australia
13 Mar 2019
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Mandatory counselling for traumatic incidents? Queensland Supreme Court says No
The QAS was not obliged to mandatorily impose assistance, as the plaintiff was aware that counselling was available.
Australia
7 Jan 2019
13
Tribunal flexes its jurisdictional muscle in medical treatment claim
The ‘claim' for workers compensation was made through a request for medical treatment, rather than by a new claim form.
Australia
13 Dec 2018
14
Christmas party season: if it is not official, it is not compensable
If a clear policy for approving work social events is not followed, the Tribunal is unlikely to interfere.
Australia
4 Dec 2018
15
Injured on a work trip: is the employer liable? AAT considers another hotel injury claim
The injury was sustained in an interval from her employment, as the activities were not induced or encouraged by Telstra.
Australia
23 Nov 2018
16
Bug bites at a Queensland call centre - claim for compensation
The ailment was not considered an injury for the purposes of the SRC Act, so Ms Carlson was not entitled to compensation.
Australia
12 Nov 2018
17
Legislation Update – Increased responsibility for workers that suffer catastrophic injuries
Specific criteria for different types of catastrophic injury are set in the SRC (Catastrophic Injury) Rules 2018 (Cth).
Australia
12 Nov 2018
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Employer not liable when it did not know the risk of harm on construction site
This case highlights that employers, although an easy target due to a non-delegable duty of care, are not always liable.
Australia
6 Sep 2018
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Physiotherapy and massage considered to be treats, not treatment – a win for proponents of the limitations of physiotherapy and related treatment
Ongoing physiotherapy was not reasonable medical treatment and his low back condition no longer caused work incapacity.
Australia
11 Aug 2018
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You do not have to be perfect when it comes to reasonable administrative action
The Tribunal concluded that both the motivation behind the review and the conduct of the review were reasonable.
Australia
6 Aug 2018
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