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  • October 12, 2020Tribunal: chemical sensitivity not an ‘injury’ but employee’s claim gets up

    Flood and Comcare (Compensation) [2020] AATA 2152.   Key Points: The Tribunal considered whether a Centrelink employee was entitled to receive ongoing compensation for multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome. The Tribunal found that multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome is not commonly accepted as a medical condition and instead concluded that Ms Flood suffers from a psychological condition. […]

  • October 12, 2020Aust. Post worker denied third back surgery

    Wilson and Australian Postal Corporation (Compensation) [2020] AATA 2446.   Key Points The Tribunal was asked to consider whether an Australia Post employee was entitled to compensation in respect of a C7/T1 anterior cervical discectomy under section 16 of the SRC Act. The Tribunal found in favour of the Respondent.   Background Mr Wilson was […]

  • July 14, 2020Telstra win: Fed Court upholds slip & fall decision

    Dring v Telstra Corporation Limited [2020] FCA 699.   Key Points: The Federal Court was required to consider whether Ms Dring sustained an injury arising out of, or in the course of, her employment with Telstra. The Tribunal found that Ms Dring sustained the injury in an interval of her employment with Telstra and, therefore, […]

  • July 13, 2020AAT confirms denial of liability for epicondylitis in call centre worker

    Shirreff and Comcare [2020] AATA 1710 (11 June 2020).   Key Points: The Tribunal was asked to decide whether an employee developed epicondylitis as a result of repetitive duties at work. The Tribunal found in favour of Comcare.   Background: Ms Jenny Shirreff was employed by the Department of Human Services in Victoria, as a […]

  • July 1, 2020Specialist Opinion Cure for Significant Delay in Extension Application

    Masters v Daoud [2020] QDC 38.   Key Points: Rinaudo DCJ of the District Court of Queensland was required to consider whether, in an application for an extension of time pursuant to s 31 of the Limitations of Actions Act 1974 (Qld): specialist opinion constituted a “material fact of a decisive character”; and before that […]

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