The NSW Government recently made changes to workers compensation legislation to make it fairer for everyone.
One change that commenced on 4 December 2015 introduced secondary surgery provisions to all injured workers regardless of when they lodged their claim.
Surgery that is consequential to a previous surgery is exempt from the 2 and 5 year time thresholds, as long as the surgery:
- Is approved within 2 years from the approval of the previous surgery; and
- Affects a part of the body affected by the previous surgery.
The 2014 Regulation introduced this provision for existing claims (claims lodged prior to 1 October 2012); however this provision is now available to all claims.
If you believe that you are entitled to additional benefit payments please contact us on 1300 666 506 or WCNSWclaims@cgu.com.au and we can assess your claim and discuss the matter in further detail.
More information is available at www.insurancereforms.nsw.gov.au