Injury, Safety & RTW

Ill & injured; Return-to work; WHS; Mental health risks; Medical incapacity; Case law updates

Australia: Marie Boland’s Review of the model Work Health and Safety laws – industrial manslaughter, enhancing the Category 1 offence, and what it might mean for statutory safety duty holders

In February, Marie Boland’s Review of the model Work Health and Safety laws – Final report (Report) was released which recommends including a new offence of industrial manslaughter in the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act.

What rights do employers have to request further medical evidence from their employees?

When can employers lawfully direct an employee to provided further medical evidence is often one of the key questions when managing ill or injured employees. This is a difficult issue for employers to grapple with because, like many employment issues, the answer is – ‘it depends’.

3 important lessons in managing ill & injured employees where mental health issues are present

ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – In this insightful video, David Cross from Norton Rose Fulbright shares 3 important lessons to remember when faced with the difficulties of managing ill & injured employees where mental health issues are present. These lessons are crucial, given the vast legal issues at stake when mishandling ill & injured employees.

Psychological injuries: Is it the most costly and complex type of worker’s comp claim?

Moray & Agnew Partner, Fiona King, tells us in this exclusive interview that whilst there are “fewer psychological injury claims when compared with claims stemming from physical injuries… the cost of those psychological injury claims is disproportionately high.” Read more about other trends in the worker’s comp space.