25.102016
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EARS LEFT RINGING AFTER WORKPLACE INJURY

– By Geoffrey Wark – A man who claimed that his employment conditions caused tinnitus has been awarded compensation by the South Australian Employment Tribunal (Tribunal). This case is significant because it was found that the connection of the injury to the man’s work did not have to be explained by “precise” medical science. Background…

06.102016
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WORKERS COMPENSATION: WHEN IS IT TOO LATE TO CLAIM?

– By Christopher Loxton and Geoffrey Wark – In separate decisions, two workers were recently allowed to make workers compensation claims, even though they were well out-of-time.  One case concerned industrial deafness, or noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), and the other was a back injury. Hearing Loss In this case, the worker had received workers…

27.092016
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A FALL AT THE FOOTY: IS IT WORK?

– By Christopher Loxton – Most people would assume that if you go to the footy and get injured, you can’t get workers compensation because you’re not at work.  But that’s not always the case.  Employee activities outside of work hours may still attract an entitlement to compensation if it can be proven that the…