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  and we can assess your claim and discuss the matter in further detail.

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