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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1951 - SECT 114

Unreasonableness in stopping payment

    (1)     This section applies if an insurer gives the worker and regulator notice under section 113 and stops the worker's weekly compensation.

    (2)     If the regulator considers that stopping the weekly compensation may have been unreasonable, the regulator may do either or both of the following:

        (a)     ask the insurer, in writing, for further information about the stoppage;

        (b)     direct the insurer, in writing, not to stop paying the weekly compensation, or to continue to pay the weekly compensation, for a stated time that is not longer than 1 month.

    (3)     If the regulator considers that stopping payment of the weekly compensation is unreasonable, the regulator may—

        (a)     tell the insurer so in writing; and

        (b)     direct the insurer, in writing, not to stop paying the weekly compensation, or to continue to pay the weekly compensation until the regulator otherwise directs or the claim is settled or decided.

    (4)     The insurer must not contravene a direction under this section.

Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.

    (5)     An offence against this section is a strict liability offence.



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