Is a working-from-home injury (or even death) compensable under the workers compensation scheme? The Court of Appeal has examined these issues in the following case.
As workplaces move to a work from home arrangement, it’s raised the issue of whether workers who catch Coronavirus while working from home are able to pursue workers compensation claims.
A transport company director has been convicted and fined $90,000 after the 2016 death of a worker at a client site.
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic presents a multitude of challenges for businesses of all shapes and sizes, not least of which is their primary responsibility and concern to protect the health and welfare of their workforce.
We’re living in a whole new world. As many workers have shifted to a home office or are under stay-at-home orders, there are legal questions about who is responsible for the worker’s health and safety. The corona virus pandemic has brought into focus the many new and different risks faced by businesses and workers alike as we enter into a new working landscape.
A Toowoomba concreting business and its sole director have been fined a total of $42,500 in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court for unsafe electrical practices, exposing people to risk of serious injury or death.
A temporary structure at ‘The Parade’ site in Campbell, gave way about 3.30pm yesterday.
A Penrith manufacturer has copped a heavy fine after a worker was seriously injured on the job.
An RSPCA Tasmania employee has lost his fight for a workers’ compensation claim he filed on the date of his retirement.
Solar 2.0 Pty Ltd has been charged with two breaches of section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to maintain a working environment that was safe and without risks to health.
A man has died at Yea after his vehicle rolled down a hill while he was weed spraying.
Quad bike suppliers are pulling out of Australia in the lead-up to new safety legislation, but farmers and graziers remain divided on the measures.
One man is dead and another seriously injured after falling several metres in workplace accident in WA’s south-east.
BHP boss Mike Henry has slammed the Fair Work Commission after it found the company was wrong to sack a worker who told an offensive “joke” at work.
A strapper working for racehorse trainer Danny O’Brien’s stable has died after the horse he was riding was hit by a car south of Geelong this morning.