John Halls had seven hours left of a 96-hour shift left and had just driven two people home safely after their car broke down when he crashed into a tree at 100km/h.
Mental health issues may also affect the way a person processes pain. It can affect the injured person’s ability to work through pain.
More people are claiming mental injury, such as depression, anxiety, and even PTSD because of toxic work cultures.
Although some people might expect very dangerous jobs to be associated with the highest incidence of workplace accidents, a new study finds that accidents are actually most likely to occur within moderately dangerous work environments.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia (AATA) recently dealt with a case involving a worker who claimed he suffered from a “psychological injury” because of his management’s behavior.
In some circumstances you may be entitled to claim compensation if you are diagnosed with a psychological injury after dealing with the trauma of a loved one suffering serious injury, where that injury is the result of the negligence of others. This is commonly known as a “nervous shock” claim.
WorkSafe has charged a former director of a glass supplier and installer after two workers were allegedly bullied.
A Queensland childcare worker who tripped on a Lego block and injured her ankle has been awarded almost $200,000.
Teachers are being abused by parents and students at an alarming rate and are more likely to be assaulted than the average worker.
A former lawyer for Daniel Andrews was hired by WorkSafe while the workplace watchdog was investigating the Premier’s Private Office.
Former Labor MP Kaushaliya Vaghela wants both Daniel Andrews and WorkSafe investigated over its handling of claims of bullying inside the Premier’s office.
A Sydney Ernst & Young employee found dead at the company’s George St office is understood to be a foreign national whose husband was flying back to Sydney at the time.
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.
The league will turn back the clock by 12 months as it ups the ante to eliminate a disturbing culture which had failed female umpires. A leaked email reveals how it is expected to work.
Victoria has reported an increase of claims for mental injuries, according to WorkSafe, as its leaders are bound for Warrnambool to discuss workplace health and safety issues with local employers and leaders there.