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Injuries and claims 

Workers compensation provides protection to workers and their employers in the event of a work related injury or disease. 

Through the workers compensation system, injured workers may have an entitlement to:

  • weekly payments
  • lump sums for permanent impairment (and pain and suffering where applicable)
  • payment of medical bills
  • provision of legal assistance to pursue a claim
  • intensive rehabilitation assistance.

When a worker is injured at work, the employer, injured worker, insurer and treatment provider have responsibilities to ensure that the injured worker is provided with benefits and assistance to recover and return to safe, durable work.

This section provides information on incident/injury reporting procedures, making a claim for workers compensation, the benefits an injured worker may be entitled to, and resolving problems and disputes about workers compensation claims.

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Call 13 10 50 for more information about injuries and claims.