On 15 July 2015, a Bill to amend the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) was introduced in the Queensland Parliament. The Bill proposes several changes to current workers compensation law.
Most significant changes to workers compensation legislation:
- Removal of the current threshold on the entitlement to seek common law damages that requires a worker to have a degree of permanent impairment greater than 5%;
- Retrospective application of the amendments to the date of the Queensland State election (31 January 2015);
- Establishing the ability to provide additional compensation to particular workers impacted by the common law threshold, between 15 October 2013 and 31 January 2015 and
- The removal of the prospective employer’s right to obtain a copy of a prospective worker’s compensation claims history from the Workers’ Compensation Regulator.
You can read the Parliamentary dialogue here.
Corney and Lind Lawyers welcome the proposed amendments to the legislation as they will provide Just Redemptive Outcomes ™ for injured workers.
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