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Workers’ Compensation

This chapter covers circumstances where an employer may have to pay compensation (or damages) to an employee. This chapter also covers the procedure involved for an employee claiming workers compensation.

Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988(Tas)

The Workers Compensation Act 1927 (Tas) covers those who have been injured at work prior to the 15th November, 1988. This Act has been repealed, and replaced with the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Tas), which applies to all those persons injured at work after the 15th of Novem...

What is Compensation?

Under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Tas) a worker is entitled to compensation if they suffer an injury, not being a disease, arising out of and in the course of their employment, or a worker who suffers an injury that is a disease, arising out of and in the course of their...

The compensation process

Making a claim An injured worker must notify the employer either verbally or in writing of the accident as soon as possible and before the worker has voluntarily left employment (s32, Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1988 (Tas)). Notice may be given after the worker has voluntarily le...

Medical Examinations and Medical Expenses

Medical Examinations Medical panels may be used to determine medical disputes (s50, Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1988 (Tas)). If a dispute goes to a medical panel, the determination of that panel (where 2 or more members are in agreement) will be conclusive. If there is no agreeme...

Legal Advice and Resources

Legal Advice It would be beneficial for the worker to seek legal advice. Free and independent legal advice for injured workers is available through Worker Assist Tasmania. They can be contacted on 1300 027 747 or via their website. In many cases, the worker's trade union will recommend an app...

Page last updated 19/03/2018

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