Imminent risk of death impairment claim guidelines

These Guidelines apply to a claim for compensation for non-economic loss (Impairment Benefit) in respect of a worker whose claimed injury or an unrelated medical condition or injury gives rise to an imminent risk of death.

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Published: 01 Jun 2019
 
File type: PDF
 
File size: 182.67 kB
 
Length: 8 pages
 
Reading level: Difficult

What it contains

These guidelines apply to a claim for impairment benefits made under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 or the Accident Compensation Act 1985, for a worker whose claimed injury or an unrelated medical condition or injury gives rise to an imminent risk of death.

It sets out processes and timeframes for:

  • lodging impairment benefit claims
  • evaluation and assessment of claims
  • settling disputes concerning liability for a claimed injury or assessment of impairment.

These guidelines come into effect on 1 July 2019.