A “bloody, violent attack” by a patient at a regional NSW hospital has left workers with “flesh torn from (their) body”, bite wounds, concussion, broken ribs, torn cartilage and other injuries, the health workers’ union says.
A worker who suffers cystic fibrosis has been awarded compensation for a lung transplant he needed as a result of a foot injury while at work, despite not telling his employer of his long term illness.
A highly qualified tradesman who suffered a gruesome injury on the worksite of a major new Cairns hotel has launched a massive $3.7 million claim.
A Queensland construction company and its director have been fined after a worker injured his back falling through a garbage chute opening on a building site.
A construction worker has sustained “significant injuries” after a brick wall collapsed on top of him at a building site in Sydney’s east.
A man is fighting for life after suffering serious head and arm injuries in a workplace incident involving a forklift at the Port of Brisbane this afternoon.
An electrician who injured his back helping to carry a 400-kilogram switchboard has been awarded almost $1.3 million for injuries he sustained while working for Canberra electrical provider ActewAGL.
In Walker v Greenmountain Food Processing Pty Ltd  QSC 329, the Supreme Court of Queensland found in favour of an injured worker who climbed onto a roof to inspect a boiler failure, at nightfall after drinking alcohol. He was awarded over $960,000 and his damages were not reduced for contributory negligence.
A man is in hospital with significant facial injuries after being hit in the face during a workplace accident in Sydney’s north-west.
One of the main contractors on the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link Project has been fined $150,000 for failing to provide a safe workplace after a worker suffered electrical burns to 38 per cent of their body.
A fruit juice manufacturer has been fined $30,000 over an incident at its Mildura bottling plant in which one of its workers had the skin ripped off part of his hand.
Safe Work Australia (SWA) has published a snapshot of coronavirus (COVID-19) related workers compensation claims data, up to 31 July 2020. Collected from the relevant Commonwealth, state and territory workers compensation authorities, the data reveals that 533 workers compensation claims related to COVID-19 were lodged in Australia. Of those claims, 34% related to the mental health impacts of COVID-19. Additionally, 34% of the claims lodged were from the healthcare and social assistance industry, while 17% of the claims came from the public administration and safety industry. The ‘community and personal service workers’ occupation has the highest number of workers compensation claims.
A man has survived falling as high as 10 metres from aluminium roofing at a worksite in south-west Sydney.
Emergency services were called to the construction site on Helles Avenue in Moorebank just after 8am today.
A family run bakery is facing a possible $396k fine after an employee was maimed in a workplace accident. But the victim told a court it was his manager’s unsympathetic words after the incident that cut deep.
A Perth waste recycling company has been heavily fined for gross negligence after a labour hire worker’s arm was amputated at the shoulder when he was dragged between a conveyer belt and roller.