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The NSW State government is currently considering a major overhaul of the state's workers compensation legislation in addition the recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 that commenced from 01 February 2011.
The objective of the proposed changes is to reduce the cost of the WorkCover scheme, which is currently running a deficit of $5 billion. Unfortunately, this reduction in spending is being achieved by placing new limits on workers compensation claims. The proposed changes include:
In addition, the proposed changes will place statutory limits on the amount of compensation that an injured person can receive after a workplace accident according to a sliding scale. At present, a worker receives 100% of their normal salary for the first 26 weeks on compensation before dropping to the statutory rate of $432 per week. The revised laws will limit the injured worker to a maximum of 90% of their normal wages from the outset, dropping to 80% after 13 weeks, before dropping to the statutory rate after 26 weeks.
At the moment, there is still uncertainty about what the final shape of the revised NSW workers compensation laws will be. However, it looks like the proposed changes will slash the compensation entitlements of workers in the state. Therefore, if you are located in NSW and intend to make a workers compensation claim you should act immediately to ensure that you receive your full entitlements under the current laws. Contact the professionals at Legalinjury by filling in the form on the top right of this page to learn how we can help you to maximise your worker's compensation payout.
Legalinjury recently published a presentation on worker's compensation in Australia and we thought that it would be great to share it with you.
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Legal Injury has recently published an article about the practical steps that you can take to ensure that you receive your full compensation entitlements after a motor vehicle accident.
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