Comcare workers compensation claims for psychological injuries – a recent development in the Federal Court
Tuesday May 9, 2017
Under Comcare, workers are able to pursue claims for both physical and psychological injuries, and disputes regarding the rejection of claims or related entitlements will go through the federal Administrative Appeals Tribunal. For the better part of a decade, pursuing psychological claims has been notoriously difficult in the Comcare system. This is because of the employer’s reliance of the defence of ‘reasonable administrative action’.