New South Wales

Overview of the workers compensation system

If you are a worker or a “deemed worker” and injured in the course of employment you will receive workers compensation benefits. In Australia as of 2021, there were over 1.1 million independent contractors working. If you are an independent contractor or employee is an important distinction if you are to receive workers compensation benefits […]

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The Guidelines for workers compensation

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is the government organisation responsible for regulating and administering workers compensation (and other insurance claims). A principal objective of SIRA in exercising its functions is to provide for the effective supervision of claims handling and disputes arising under NSW workers compensation legislation. SIRA’s objective in developing the Workers Compensation Guidelines (Guidelines)

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Making a claim

The minimum information for a claim of compensation must be provided insurer includes the following: Name and contact details of the worker, employer and treating medical practitioner. If applicable, the names and contact details of any witnesses. Description of injury and how it occurred. supporting medical evidence for the claim. Requirement for a claim form

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