WorkCover NSW Changes – Quick Reference

Quick reference to changes in NSW Workers Compensation Benefits:

  • Improvements in benefits for injured workers will include an increased entitlement to medical expenses, prostheses and hearing aids. (This is not really a change as this was established in the commission).
  • The threshold for injured workers with permanent impairment entitled to lifelong medical expenses will be lowered from 30 to 20 per cent of impairment to their whole body.
  • Medical benefits will be extended from 12 months to two years for people with less serious injuries (up to 10 per cent impairment).
    This increases section 59a of the ACT, there would therefore have to be an amendment.
  • For those with more serious injuries (11 to 20 per cent impairment), medical benefits will be provided for five years.

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