Permanent impairment benefits: Information for workers

An impairment benefit is a once-off lump sum payment given to injured workers who have a permanent impairment resulting from a work-related injury or illness.
Last updated

Jan 2017

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easy

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Document length

4 pages

What it contains

To make an impairment benefit claim you must provide confirmation that you have sustained a workplace injury or illness, and have a permanent impairment as a result of this injury or illness. This document answers some questions you might have, such as:

  • When can I make a claim for an impairment benefit?
  • How do I make a claim for an impairment benefit?
  • How is impairment assessed?
  • What happens after the impairment assessment?
  • What if I am unhappy with the decision?