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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1951 - SECT 97

Personal injury plan for worker with significant injury

    (1)     If it appears to an insurer who is, or may be, liable to pay compensation to an injured worker on behalf of the worker's employer that the workplace injury is a significant injury, the insurer must establish a personal injury plan for the worker.

Note     This section does not apply if the injured worker is a participant in the LTCS scheme (see s 96A (1)).

    (2)     The personal injury plan must be established in agreement with the employer (unless the employer is a licensed self-insurer or a non-business employer) and the injured worker, to the maximum extent that their cooperation and participation allow.

    (3)     The insurer must give effect to the personal injury plan established for the injured worker and, for that purpose, must comply with the obligations imposed on the insurer under the plan.

    (4)     In this section:

"significant injury "means a workplace injury that is likely to result in the worker being incapacitated for work for a continuous period of longer than 7 days, whether or not any of those days are business days and whether or not the incapacity is total or partial or a combination of both.



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