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Confirmation – One Medical Assessment Certificate (MAC) Only

The Commission has recently confirmed that injured workers are only entitled to one Medical Assessment Certificate with respect to their injury which is used to assess all threshold entitlements unless specific exceptions apply.
  • 13 Mar 2019


New Workers Compensation Guidelines – How they affect insurers’ response to claims

The way in which insurers respond to new claims plays a crucial role in best managing workers insurance claims. The introduction of the Guidelines for Claiming Workers Compensation (the 2016 guidelines) effective as of 1 August 2016 has resulted in a change to insurers initial responses to claims, in particular with respect to reasonably excusing a claim. It is timely to revisit when it is appropriate to apply a reasonable excuse.

Discrimination settlement extinguishes workers compensation rights

President Keating of the Workers Compensation Commission expressed it to be an unfortunate result when he entered an award for the respondent finding that a workers settlement of a discrimination claim extinguished her further rights to workers compensation.
  • 29 Jul 2016


Have you requested clinical notes?

A treating practitioner’s clinical notes can be imperative to a proper contest of liability, but in 2016 amendments to the relevant Rules has meant the Workers Compensation Commission has become reluctant to issue Directions for Production that would compel doctors to supply their notes.

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