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  • January 23, 2018Desk jobs for truckies: Tribunal considers Suitable Duties and retirement

    Cooney and K & S Freighters Pty Ltd (Compensation) [2017] AATA 1460 Key Points Mr Cooney was a trucker driver who injured his back in the course of his employment. He was offered clerical duties at his regular earnings, which he accepted. Mr Cooney subsequently retired whilst in the course of the clerical duties. The […]

  • January 23, 2018A shift in theory on what causes hernias

    Portors and Comcare [2017] AATA 2166 13 November 2017   Key Points The Tribunal was required to consider whether Mr Portors was entitled to compensation for medical treatment and incapacity to work in relation to an accepted hernia condition. The Tribunal found in favour of the employer that there was no liability to pay such […]

  • January 23, 2018Credibility issues and delay scupper claim

    Eleftheriou and Australian Postal Corporation [2017] AATA 1158   Key Points The Tribunal was required to consider whether Mr Eleftheriou had suffered an ‘injury’ or ‘aggravation of an injury’, and whether his delay in providing notice of the alleged injury (two and a half years) was not ‘as soon as practicable’ and prejudicial to Australia […]

  • January 23, 2018AAT rejects claim for long term physiotherapy in RSI case

    Bennett and Comcare [2017] AATA 1269 Key Point Unless an employee can show physiotherapy or similar allied health treatments are obtained ‘in relation to’ an accepted injury, the Tribunal will not support funding for it. Background Ms Bennett had an accepted claim for a “repetitive strain injury (right) arm” sustained on 15 March 1985 and […]

  • January 23, 2018No compo for missing out: injury from failure to obtain promotion not compensable due to reasonable administrative action

      RSBQ and Comcare  [2017] AATA 1965   Key Points A government worker applied for a promotion, did not succeed, and lodged a claim for psychological injury He alleged his condition was caused by an unreasonable selection process The process was found to constitute a reasonable administrative action taken in a reasonable manner Background The […]

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