What is a Section 283?
WORKPLACE INJURY MANAGEMENT AND WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1998 – SECTION 283
What do you do if the insurance agency fails to process your claim?
You’ve been injured at work and you’ve lodged a claim to your insurance agency.
… and then you wait … and wait….
Your Workers Compensation claim hasn’t been responded to – what can be done about it?
Call Walker Law Group Compensation Lawyers we are experts in Workers Compensation and can help you navigate the underhanded tactics of insurance companies 1300 363 013.
Sometimes the insurer uses delay tactics to avoid (or don’t make a decision) – meaning, they purposefully delay their decision and don’t respond.
It is an offence and punishable by a fine.
SECTION 283 OFFENCE OF FAILING TO DETERMINE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION
(1) A person who fails to determine a claim as and when required by this Part is guilty of an offence unless the person has a reasonable excuse for the failure.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
(2) A person does not have a reasonable excuse for a failure for the purposes of this section unless the person has an excuse that the Workers Compensation Guidelines provide is a reasonable excuse.
(3) A person who has or anticipates having a reasonable excuse for the purposes of this section must notify the claimant in writing as soon as practicable.
Workers Compensation victims shouldn’t feel like they should put up with this lack of communication from their insurer. Go to an experienced Workers Compensation Lawyer like Walker Law Group and let us handle it for you. We boast a 99% winning rate with compensation claims. Walker Law Group is on the approved panel of WIRO Lawyers in Australia.
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