Police siren makes disabled man fall and injure carer

Melanie Digby worked at the Compass Institute as a support worker.  The Institute provided disability services to clients between the age of 18 to 25.  The main aim of its programme was to teach the clients life skills, moving them from a classroom situation to being more independent. As part of that programme it organised [...]

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Worker asleep on the job gets compensation

Shane Cumbers was asleep in his donga at an accommodation village site in Moranbah when he was assaulted in the early hours of the morning. He suffered injuries to his face and chest and developed PTSD.  Mr Cumbers lodged a claim for workers compensation benefits.  His employer, Civeo Pty Ltd, objected. Mr Cumbers was employed as [...]

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Co-worker peeling orange inadvertently stabs man in hand

In September 2011 construction was taking place at a site in Redbank Plains.  Joshua Boon, who was then 22 years of age, was employed there as a labourer.  A bobcat operator, Tim Summerfeldt, was working there too.  The two men knew each other from work at previous sites. One lunch time the two men [...]

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Man injured trying to answer work phone from shower: is it compensable?

Robert Ziebath, a Fleet Servies Manager, was showering late one Thursday evening when he heard his work mobile phone ring.  He claimed he had been chastised by his supervisor on a number of occasions in the past for not answering the phone. So he left the shower and hurried towards the phone.  While doing [...]

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