Court of Appeal strikes out appeal made by injured worker27 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Court of Appeal confirmed that an injured workers’ last chance to challenge a decision with respect to their claim is through an appeal to the Industrial Court of Queensland. Thereafter, the worker has no right of appeal to the Court of Appeal.
Worker’s redundancy found to be unreasonable management action27 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission recently considered that the termination of a worker’s employment was found to be neither reasonable management action nor reasonably taken.
Clash of personalities - what is and is not work related12 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Supreme Court considered a s81A decision from the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal that there was no reasonably arguable case as to a personality conflict and events arising in and out of work and whether those interactions between...
Goldilocks evidence for reasonably arguable case determination still needed for employer to discharge onus12 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Supreme Court further reviewed what is needed for a reasonably arguable case determination under s81A of the Act - make sure you have enough evidence to discharge the onus and think about what directions the Tribunal may make with the evidence you...
Surveillance footage has no weight in claim for a psychological condition despite medical evidence that worker’s condition had improved19 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal found that an employee suffering from psychological injury resulting from a workplace incident can be considered incapacitated for work 8 years later despite undertaking work in other fields, with the employee being able to claim compensation for his ongoing...
Worker successfully claims compensation for permanent impairment resulting from injuries sustained in multiple workplace incidents30 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Court of Appeal found that a worker’s injuries which occurred in the course of three separate workplace incidents could all be considered as having resulted from the initial incident and therefore could be combined together for the purposes of assessing the worker’s whole person impairment....