Impairment benefits (IBImpairment Benefits) and Table of Maims provide lump sum compensation for permanent impairment or disabilities incurred through work-relatedAn injury/disease is work related if it arose out of or in the course of employment and the scope of employment. injury.
This chapter covers two different types of compensation, each with their own conditions and procedures.
Impairment benefits (non-economic loss benefits) for injuries incurred on or after 12 November 1997. Impairment benefits are discussed in the main body of this chapter.
WIRC ActWorkplace Injury Rehabilitation & Compensation Act 2013: S210 Definitions - Compensation for non-economic loss
WIRC Act: S211 Compensation for non-economic loss - permanent impairment
WIRC Act: S212 Compensation for non-economic loss - permanent psychiatric impairment
WIRC Act: S213 Compensation for non-economic loss - industrial deafness in respect of further injury
WIRC Act: S214 Compensation for non-economic loss - loss of foetus
WIRC Act: S215 Injuries by gradual process other than industrial deafness
WIRC Act: S216 Effect of payment of compensation under this Division
WIRC Act: S217 Limits on compensation
WIRC Act: S218 Compensation not payable after death of worker except in limited circumstances
WIRC Act: S219 Compensation not to exceed relevant maximum
WIRC Act: S220 Payment of compensation as lump sum
AC Act: S98C Compensation for non-economic loss
WIRC Act: S221 No disadvantage - compensation table
AC Act: S98E No disadvantage - compensation table
Note: There are separate processes for claims lodged on or after 12 November 1997 and before 18 November 2004 and those lodged on or after 18 November 2004.
Lump sum entitlements based on the Table of Maims, for injuries incurred before 12 November 1997 provide compensation for permanent disability. For information about maims, see Table of maims claims .
AC Act: S98 Compensation for maims
AC Act: S98A Compensation for pain and suffering
It is vital that correct procedures are followed and correct calculations are based on the relevant injury date. Refer to the correct section in this chapter that matches the type of claim.
Impairments benefit claims lodged before 18 November 2004 that have not been withdrawn by the worker/workers solicitors are to be processed in line with the legislation in place before the implementation of the 2004 legislative amendments.
Impairment benefit claims lodged before 18 November 2004 that have been withdrawn by the worker/workers solicitors and have been re-lodged on or after 18 November 2004 are to be processed in line with the legislation in place post the implementation of the 2004 legislative amendments.