These guidelines, known as 'the WorkCover Guides', are issued under section 376
of the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998
(the 1998 Act) for the purpose of assessing the degree of permanent impairment that arises from a work related injury or condition in accordance with section 322
(1) of the 1998 Act.
The focus of the workers compensation legislation is injury management which aims to assist the injured worker to recover and return to work. When a worker sustains a permanent impairment, however, these guides are intended to ensure an objective, fair and consistent method for evaluating the level of permanent impairment.
Note: this document was amended on 29 April 2010 on page 100 to correct the address of the AMA to 69 Christie Street, St Leonards NSW 2065.