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We’ve put together a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to help you in dealing with a workplace injury.
The maximum duration of weekly compensation payments is generally linked to the level of a worker’s “Whole Person Impairment” (WPI), which is determined by a medical assessor.
Generally the worker’s “Whole Person Impairment” (WPI) must be at least 5% before an entitlement exists, although this minimum does not apply to the loss of fingers and toes.
RTW plans are required if the worker’s incapacity will last more than 5 working days but less than 28 days. If it will last longer than 28 days, an IM plan is required.
Yes, they do. This includes having to provide their insurer with a list of suitable alternative duties, and appointing a Return To Work coordinator.
Yes, it’s possible, but the employer or worker must file a reference with the Tribunal for alterations or have approved medical reasons to stop benefits.
If you receive a notice of injury, you have 14 days to provide your worker with a written notice informing them of their right to make a claim under the Act.
Generally, the cost of reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred by the worker are covered for up to one year after their entitlement to weekly compensation payments ceases.
In the first instance, disputes or queries relating to claims can be directed to your GIO Case Officer.