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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1951 - SECT 68

Limited entitlement if death happens within 3 months

    (1)     This section applies if—

        (a)     a worker has received a compensable injury; and

        (b)     the worker dies within 3 months after receiving the compensable injury because of the compensable injury or another injury received at the same time.

    (2)     The worker is not entitled to receive compensation for the compensable injury under the following items of schedule 1 (Compensation for permanent injuries):

        (a)     item 2 (loss of sense of taste or smell);

        (b)     item 3 (loss of senses of taste and smell);

        (c)     item 41 (loss of sexual organs);

        (d)     item 42 (loss of both breasts);

        (e)     item 43 (loss of 1 breast);

        (f)     item 44 (permanent and total loss of capacity to engage in sexual intercourse);

        (g)     item 49 (severe facial disfigurement);

        (h)     item 50 (severe bodily disfigurement).



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