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Changes to NSW Legislation

2015 Workers Compensation Legislative Reform

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