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All OHS legal cases reported in the Daily Digest are stored in this cases archive. Case reports provide updates on key case law developments relating to OHS in the workplace.
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Failed to negotiate: woman wins payout for psych injury
Author John Golden 17 April 2014
A Centrelink worker has won compensation for psychological injuries after a tribunal ruled her employer had failed to negotiate with her about roster changes.
Woolies loses appeal: woman's death was work-related
Author James Harkness 16 April 2014
Woolworths has failed to overturn a finding that work-related factors, including excessive hours and significant levels of stress, contributed to a worker’s fatal heart attack.
Author James Harkness 15 April 2014
A company’s failure to take simple and inexpensive steps to address a significant drowning hazard, which it had known about for more than three years, resulted in a worker’s death. Read full article...
Data entry did not cause neck injury
Author Maria Karlsson-Lilas 14 April 2014
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has agreed with Comcare's decision to refuse a worker's neck injury claims due to a lack of medical evidence.
Payout sets new yardstick for asbestos damages
Author John Golden 11 April 2014
The NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal has awarded a former James Hardie worker suffering from mesothelioma $609,714 — including $350,000 in general damages — a larger sum than any previously awarded in similar cases for general damages.
No miscarriage of justice: police officer convicted
Author Maria Karlsson-Lilas 9 April 2014
The Full Court of the Supreme Court of SA has affirmed a Magistrates Court conviction of a police officer for dishonestly obtaining workers compensation while engaging in secondary employment.
Golf detour severs link between neck injury and work
8 April 2014
A worker who suffered a neck injury carrying luggage on a business trip is not entitled to compensation as he had 'interrupted' the work journey to play golf.
Welfare recipient's battle with Centrelink 'bullies' outside FWC rule
Author James Harkness 7 April 2014
A man who receives carer payments to look after his ill child is ineligible to seek stop-bullying orders against Centrelink because he was not deemed a ‘worker’ for the purposes of the new anti-bullying laws.