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.
- Read the guidance.
- Check the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 for more information on when and how insurers can stop weekly compensation payments.
- Read more about how and when a worker, claimant or employer can request an independent review of an insurer decision. A review of an insurer’s decision can be made as per Section 540 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.
- Read relevant recent Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and Queensland Industrial Court decisions at: