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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1951 - SECT 170E

Claim for payment if employer to pay and liability not covered by compulsory insurance policy etc

    (1)     This section applies if—

        (a)     a person has made a claim against an employer for compensation under this Act; and

        (b)     the employer is not a licensed self-insurer; and

        (c)     either—

              (i)     the employer has agreed to pay compensation; or

              (ii)     the liability of the employer to pay compensation has been established; and

        (d)     the liability of the employer to pay the compensation is not covered by a compulsory insurance policy; and

        (e)     at the end of 1 month after the day the compensation becomes payable, the compensation (or any part of it) has not been paid to the person.

    (2)     The person is eligible to make a claim for payment against the DI fund for payment of the amount of the compensation that remains unpaid.

    (3)     In this section:

"compensation" includes—

        (a)     an amount in settlement of a claim for compensation; and

        (b)     costs payable to a worker by an employer in relation to a claim for compensation.



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