Section 39 of the Workers Compensation Act

In 2012, amendments were made to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 and a new provision was introduced - Section 39. Under this legislation weekly payments are available for a maximum (aggregate) period of 260 weeks (five years).

This applies unless a worker has been assessed as having a Whole Person Impairment of 21 per cent or more.

This information does not apply to exempt categories of workers, such as police officers, paramedics, firefighters, coal miners or volunteers.

As EML is a claims management provider for icare, EML is also governed by this legislation.

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