Injuries received on a journey to or from work up until
midnight on Monday 18th June 2012 are covered.
The only journey claims that are covered by the scheme from
12:01 AM onwards on Tuesday 19th June 2012 are: –
- journeys from work to TAFE or university (which does not include journeys from home to TAFE or university);
- journeys from home to a doctors surgery to get either treatment or a WorkCover Medical Certificate for a work injury;
- journeys from home to a doctors surgery for a medical or dental examination to obtain or fit or repair any crutches, artificial limbs, artificial teeth,
walking sticks or walking aids, spectacles which were damaged in a work accident.
Anyone who has received an “injury on the journey”
prior to 19th June, as defined by the old definition, is affected by the new
rules relating to: -
1. weekly payments cutting off after 2 1/2 years (five years in certain circumstances);
2. medical expenses cutting off 12 months after weekly payments are finished;
3. no lump sums for “whole person impairment” unless the WPI is 11% or more;
4. no compensation at all for “pain and suffering” under section 67.
The NSW State Government has prohibited all solicitors from advertising personal injury and compensation legal services in NSW - except to our existing clients or potential clients from other states.
In response to overwhelming demand we have placed this information on our website for the benefit of our clients.
Who do the June 2012 changes not affect?
Changes to the WorkCover Scheme – Retrospective Operation of the Amendments
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Heart Attack & Stroke Injuries
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Nervous Shock Claims
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Medical Expenses
The articles above are important notices for our existing clients.