Calculating multiple Section 56 Economic Lump Sum Entitlements

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Whilst most Injury Management Practitioners have calculated a Section 56 economic lump sum entitlement, some Practitioners may not have yet calculated a second 56 entitlement under the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) and may not realise how the Act describes this entitlement to be calculated. Section 56(6) states: 56-Lump sum payments – economic loss (6)… Read more »

Case Summary – RTWSA v Preedy [2018]

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RETURN TO WORK CORPORATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA v PREEDY [2018] SASCFC 55 The worker injured his left shoulder in the course of employment in 2012. While undertaking physiotherapy treatment for this injury, he sustained a neck injury on 16 April 2013. Both claims were accepted. The issue before the Court was whether the two injuries should… Read more »

Australian Workers Compensation Statistics 2015/2016 Report

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Safe Work Australia have published the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2015-16 reports providing detailed statistics on workers’ compensations claims lodged in Australia. Key findings from the 2015-16 report, include: The three occupations with the highest rate of serious claims were Labourers, Machinery operators and drivers and Community and personal service workers. The three industries with… Read more »