Workers’ Compensation is a big budget production but it needn’t be a horror story if you have someone who knows the ropes.
You need to become familiar with the main characters and their roles. They may include all or any of the following:
Workers’ Compensation – a snapshot
Nearly 2% of NSW workers suffer ‘major’ workplace injuries every year.
In 2005/2006, WorkCover registered 141,240 employment injuries, including 146 deaths.
It paid out on 44,013 claims, a 12% reduction on 2004/2005 but still 15.4 cases for every 1000 workers in the state.
In 2005/06 WorkCover paid more than $54 million on 3,852 claims from people in health services. Four hundred and twenty workers from the sector were listed as permanently disabled.
The New South Wales Workers’ Compensation Scheme provides injured people with compensation for some lost earnings and also pays medical and, where necessary, vocational rehabilitation expenses.
In 2005/2006 that bill was more than $850 million.
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