WORKERS COMPENSATION UPDATE

As members are aware the UFU and AEA have been working for some time to address concerns about injured emergency services workers who may fall through the cracks of the new workers compensation legislation which commenced operation on 1 July 2015 (the Return To Work Act).

Our concerns relate largely to a worker who may be seriously injured but doesn’t meet the high 30% whole of person impairment assessment under the new Act and therefore likely exhausts their entitlements to income maintenance after 2 years and to medical costs after 3 years. Read complete Wordback here…