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WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION ACT 2003 - SECT 12
Entitlements of persons mentioned in sdiv 1
12 Entitlements of persons mentioned in sdiv 1
(1) A person mentioned in this subdivision who is covered under a contract of
insurance entered into with WorkCover for this subdivision has, subject to
(a) an entitlement to weekly payments of compensation
under chapter 3 , part 9 , division 4 , subdivision 3 and division 5 ,
subdivision 1 ; and
(b) for all other entitlements—the same entitlements
to compensation as a worker.
(2) The contract must not cover the payment of
damages for injury sustained by the person.
(2A) However, the contract must
cover the payment of damages if the person is a specified volunteer
firefighter who sustains an injury that is a specified disease.
also section 236A about the application of chapter 5 to specified volunteer
(3) For the purpose of the contract, in the application of the
"injury" to the person—
(a) the activity covered by the contract is taken to
be the person’s employment; and
(b) the party with whom WorkCover enters
the contract is taken to be the person’s employer.
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