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Retail employee wins compensation for carpark injury

Tea Tree Gully retail employee Mr. Barr suffered a fall in his workplace car park, resulting in a broken leg. He made a workplace injury claim but was rejected by Return to Work SA on the basis that he was not ‘at ...

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Contractor wins workers’ compensation despite not been an employee

In November 2017, contract roofer Mr. Truman fell off scaffolding from three stories high and broke his arm, leg and finger. He was off work for a considerable period of time, without income protection insurance, and was losing ...

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Injured worker wins compensation for loss of teeth and dentures

Furniture retail employee Ms. Figallo was struck on the jawbone by a table she was carrying as she moved through a showroom door one day at work, causing significant injury to her jaw including loss of teeth. She lodged a claim for workplace injury, and ...

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Café worker paid less than minimum wage wins supreme court case

After café worker Ms. Robinson sustained a workplace injury in 2014, she lodged a successful claim with Return to Work SA for weekly income payments. However, Return to Work SA used another unrelated workplace injury settled out of Court in 1998...

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