Judge Lacava handed down his judgment today in a hotly contested Serious Injury Application, finding in favour of the worker. The plaintiff was a 46 year old woman, who had suffered a stress related condition following bullying at work. Redlich's Work Injury Lawyers assisted the plaintiff in making her claim, which was never accepted by her employer or the insurer.
The Serious Injury hearing ran over two days, and evidence was called from a number of doctors. Ultimately, Judge Lacava found the plaintiff to be a witness of truth , and accepted that she did indeed suffer a psychiatric injury in connection with her work, which had serious pain and suffering as well as economic loss consequences for her.