In 2019, a client of ROCHE Legal in their late 50’s was working as a disability support worker. The support worker was unfortunately injured at work when assisting an elderly resident in a well-known disability support and aged care facility take a shower. Specifically, the injury occurred when the support worker slipped in the shower causing the worker to lose balance and twist their knee.
A District Court Judge has dismissed an appeal and request for bail from a worker who was jailed for defrauding WorkCover by earning thousands of dollars from work while receiving workers’ compensation.
In two separate cases, the NSW District Court has handed down large fines in fatality matters.
The director of a company in liquidation in Auckland has been ordered to pay $100,000 for reparations following the death of a subcontractor. According to WorkSafe NZ, the subcontractor fell from the roof of a house to a concrete patio while spray painting.
When a worker makes a complaint to their employer, the consequences of mishandling that complaint can be significant.
WorkSafe has launched an investigation after a young apprentice was duct-taped to a piece of machinery, hung upside down and then repeatedly slapped by his boss.
A recent New South Wales (NSW) Supreme Court decision dealt with the issue of an employee who claimed damages after suffering severe injuries while traveling home from his workplace.
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently found that the Commissioner of Public Employment unfairly dismissed an unvaccinated worker as it failed to allow the worker to obtain specialist medical advice following the worker’s family member suffering a severe adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine.
Is it acceptable to dismiss an injured worker once all reasonable accommodations and options have been considered? If yes, what exactly is considered reasonable?
An Adelaide woman has won workers compensation because of a throat injury caused by the use of hand sanitiser at the school she worked at from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The party has promised to review and update the current laws, which were last reviewed in 2001. The aim is to make sure that the laws are up to date and fit for purpose and has said that they mean to make changes to the way WHS laws are enforced in Australia.
A transport company in Tasmania was not complying with workplace health and safety regulations when a workshop assistant suffered a serious head injury while repairing a fully laden log truck.
Employers could face up to 20 years behind bars and $10 million in fines if they are found responsible for a workplace death under new state laws which come into effect on Thursday.
Gympie businessman Jeffrey Owen has become the first person to be prosecuted, convicted and jailed under Queensland’s relatively new industrial manslaughter laws.
A union is pushing for a spate of delivery driver deaths to be probed by the state coroner, saying “deadly pressure” was being placed on workers.