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Weekly compensation table

The amount of weekly compensation payable is calculated in accordance with the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.

Date of injury
Length of claim Before 1 Jan 2005 1 Jan 2005–1 Nov 2005 2 Nov 2005–31 Dec 2007 after 1 Jan 2008
Industrial instrument  industrial instrument (II) no industrial instrument industrial instrument no industrial instrument industrial instrument no industrial instrument  industrial instrument  no industrial insturment
up to 26 weeks 85% NWE or amount under II 85% NWE or 70% QOTE 85% NWE or amount under II  85% NWE or 70% QOTE 85% NWE or amount under the II 85%NWE or 80% QOTE 85%NWE or amount under II 85% NWE or 80% QOTE
26–39 weeks 65% NWE or 60% QOTE 65% NWE or 60% QOTE 75% NWE or 70% QOTE 75% NWE or 65% QOTE  75% NWE or 70% QOTE    75% NWE or 70% QOTE 75% NWE or 70% QOTE 75% NWE or 70% QOTE
39–52 weeks  65% NWE or 60% QOTE  65% NWE or 60% QOTE
52–104 weeks If worker unfit for work after two years, compensation will depend on degree of impairment. If worker unfit for work after two years, compensation will depend on degree of impairment. 65% NWE or 60% QOTE
104 weeks onwards If worker unfit for work after two years, compensation will depend on degree of impairment. If worker unfit for work after two years, compensation will depend on degree of impairment.

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Last updated
15 February 2016

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