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New guidance: Weekly compensation when a worker’s employment ends

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New guidance is now available for insurers about obligations for weekly compensation when a worker’s employment ends.

While this guidance is for insurers, employers and other scheme partners need to know that a worker’s entitlement to compensation does not automatically end if the worker’s employment ends (e.g. if a worker is lawfully dismissed or is on stand down), and that insurers have the flexibility to review compensation on a regular basis.

Workers can request a review of decisions made by insurers including decisions regarding the payment of weekly compensation.

Why this is important

Providing this information to your injured workers who may be affected by this legislative provision is an important way to support them. Keeping them up to date with the claims process and their entitlements is a great way to empower and keep them actively involved in their rehabilitation.

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