WorkSafe can pay the reasonable travel or accommodation expenses incurred by immediate family members Family member means a partner, parent, grandparent, sibling or child of the worker or of the worker's partner of:
- an injured worker where:
- the worker sustains a severe injury that requires immediate treatment in a hospital, and
- the hospital is located at least 100 kilometres from the family members normal residence.
- a deceased worker where:
- the deceased worker’s burial or cremation service is held at least 100 kilometres from the normal residence of the worker’s family members.
Monetary limits on travel or accommodation expenses are indexed each July, in accordance with the CPI Consumer Price Index.
The following table lists the maximum statutory amounts for travel or accommodation expenses. Amounts are indexed 1 July each year.
|Date of injury from||Maximum payable amount for travel or accommodation|
|Claim received on or after 26/09/2018||$20,000|
The following table lists the maximum statutory amount for travel or accommodation expenses. Amounts are indexed 1 July each year.
|Date of death from||Maximum payable amount for travel and accommodation|
What WorkSafe will pay
the reasonable travel or accommodation costs up to the maximum statutory allowance of $5,520 to attend a burial or cremation service of a worker
the reasonable costs of overnight accommodation for the day prior to the service or the day of the service. Additional days may be considered in exceptional circumstances such as air travel delays or cancellations due to inclement weather
the reasonable costs of an adult to accompany a minor to a parent ’s burial or cremation service when there are no other eligible family members available.
For example a single parent Parent of a worker includes a person who has day to day care and control of the worker and where the child is taken to the service by a godparent.
What WorkSafe will not pay
the cost of meals, meal expenses are part of the normal cost of daily living
travel or accommodation for family members who normally reside less than 100 kilometres from the place where the burial or cremation service is held
travel or accommodation that exceeds the indexed statutory maximum.