Compensation Lawyer Sydney Steve Walker Law Firm

What’s the Model for Work Capacity Decision Reviews?

The Work Capacity Decision review process, including the ability to seek a Merit Review by the authority, was introduced into the Workers Compensation Scheme in 2012 Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (the Act). Those reforms effectively split what had formerly been the exclusive jurisdiction of the Workers Compensation Commission (WCC) to determine Workers … Continue reading What’s the Model for Work Capacity Decision Reviews?

Work Capacity Assessments and Work Capacity Decisions

Work Capacity Assessments and Work Capacity Decisions – Workers Compensation The amending act imposes additional requirements on the insurer to conduct regular work capacity assessments which may, or may not, result in a Work Capacity Decision affecting the worker’s weekly benefits. The work cover work capacity guidelines (the Guidelines) state that a work capacity assessment … Continue reading Work Capacity Assessments and Work Capacity Decisions

Workers Compensation Weekly Payments – After week 130

Workers Compensation Weekly Payments Section 38 Special requirements for continuation of weekly payments after second entitlement period (after week 130) A worker’s entitlement to compensation in the form of weekly payments under this Part ceases on the expiry of the second entitlement period unless the worker is entitled to compensation after the second entitlement period … Continue reading Workers Compensation Weekly Payments – After week 130

Workers Compensation Second Entitlement Period – Weeks 14 – 130

Second Entitlement Period for Workers Compensation in NSW View the NSW Compensation – Weekly Payments Flowchart pdf. Section 37 Weekly payments in second entitlement period (weeks 14-130) The weekly payment of compensation to which an injured worker who has no current work capacity is entitled during the second entitlement period is to be at the … Continue reading Workers Compensation Second Entitlement Period – Weeks 14 – 130

Workers Comp NSW Weekly Payments – First Entitlement Period

First Entitlement Period – Workers Comp NSW Weekly Payments Last week, I provided a summary of the Workers Compensation Weekly Payments.  Today, I will provide more details about the first entitlement period – the first 13 weeks. This is a section of my presentation to the Northern Beaches Law Society recently. View the Workers Compensation … Continue reading Workers Comp NSW Weekly Payments – First Entitlement Period