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  1. The undoing of a hug

    20 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    An employer's redundancy process that brought about an adjustment disorder was reasonable administrative action, and that defence should be given its widest possible interpretation in the employer's favour. In issue Whether the employer...

  2. Worker establishes factual issues for common law claim by the employer’s acceptance of his workers compensation claim

    20 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A truck driver made a claim after he did not recover from two injuries that he initially shrugged off. The worker successfully established the employer's negligence following a dispute as to whether the events that caused the worker’s...

  3. Is administrative action ‘reasonable’ just because you have acted in accordance with your own policies and procedures? Not necessarily

    20 August 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Worker’s claim for compensation was rejected by the Employer on the basis that her adjustment disorder resulted from reasonable administrative action, following the termination of her employment in accordance with the Employer’s...

  4. PTSD in the limelight

    16 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    There is growing support for national changes to both compensation and safety legislation in favour of workers suffering from PTSD. This Tasmanian decision confirms that lump sum payments for PTSD following physical assaults must be considered separate...

  5. ‘A refresher on notice requirements and a chance to reconsider the process all together’

    25 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    This Supreme Court appeal decision confirms that the procedural requirements under the Act are not flexible, even with changing technology. In Issue Whether it was reasonable for the employer to expect that an email notice sent to the worker was readil...

  6. Service station brawls and 2am falls, can they result in compensable injuries?

    20 November 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    With the silly season approaching, these recent decisions on injuries that occur in circumstances that are not ordinary to the workplace, serve as a useful reminder of how the Tribunals assess whether injuries arise ‘in or out of the course o...

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