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  • March 18, 2019When it comes to fiction vs reality, it’s perception that counts

    Davies and John Holland Pty Ltd [2019] AATA 148.   Key Points: The Tribunal needed to determine whether a psychological condition had been significantly contributed to by employment. The Tribunal concluded that even though the psychological condition arose from misapprehensions, there was a sufficient connection to actual events in the workplace for the employee to […]

  • March 18, 2019Staying inside the lines: Tribunal critical of the rigid Comcare Guide but still must abide by it

    Dillon and Comcare [2019] AATA 214.   Key Points: The Tribunal needed to determine whether an assessment of whole person impairment (WPI) was correct. The constraints of the Comcare Guide in regard to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment were criticised in circumstances where the impairment was more significant than the assessable WPI […]

  • March 15, 2019Tribunal stands by Lock and Weston in jurisdiction dispute

    Steele and Comcare [2019] AATA 181.   Key Points: The Tribunal decided, on the papers, whether it had jurisdiction to review a decision to cease paying workers’ compensation Deputy President Boyle distinguished the case from Lock and Comcare and found that it had jurisdiction   Background: Scott Steele submitted a claim for workers’ compensation in […]

  • March 7, 2019It’s a tie – the worker gets surgery, but the employer wins right to stop paying workers’ compensation

    Wragg and Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd [2019] AATA 43.   Key Points:   The Tribunal was required to consider whether a rubbish truck driver, who broke his arm, continued to be entitled to incapacity payments in circumstances where he could earn his full pre-injury wages. The second issue for the Tribunal to consider was whether […]

  • March 7, 201911 year delay no barrier to claim

    Sarraf and Comcare (Compensation) [2018] AATA 3196.   Key Points: The applicant made a claim for workers’ compensation in 2016, in respect of an aggravation of an injury sustained in September 2005. The Tribunal found that the claim for workers’ compensation satisfied the requirements set out in section 53 of the SRC Act, despite the […]

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