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The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal decides all workers are now limited to 1 lump sum compensation claim

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal decides all workers are now limited to 1 lump sum compensation claim

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a decision in the matter of Cram Fluid Power Pty Limited v Green [2015] effectively taking a very strict interpretation of the meaning of “only one claim for compensation” as set out in the Workers Compensation Act. This means that any injured worker who has made a claim for lump sum compensation, be it prior to or following the amendments to the legislation which came into effect on 19 June 2012, do not have any rights to pursue a further lump sum compensation claim even if their injuries have significantly deteriorated.

See below link from WIRO providing a summary of the decision:

http://e.wiro.nsw.gov.au/link/id/zzzz55de96af200d0191Pzzzz555a8fcad1f11294/page.html

 

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