What is paid on a claim?
If the workers compensation claim is accepted, your injured worker could be
eligible for compensation payments including:
weekly payments where time off work is required:
CGU will reimburse you for these payments upon acceptance of the
provisional liability period and/or receipt of State Insurance
Regulatory Authority’s (SIRA) certificate of capacity
employers can sign a Wage Reimbursement Agreement which means CGU
Workers Compensation will only make wage reimbursement payments to
the employer upon receipt of a completed Wage Reimbursement
your employee must obtain a SIRA’s certificate of capacity from
their treating doctor and provide it to you or CGU directly.
the amount that your employee will be paid (the weekly wage rate)
is dependent on their fitness for work and duration of incapacity.
For detail and definitions of weekly compensation benefits, please
or refer to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 and the Indexed
Statutory Rates which can be obtained direct from SIRA’s website.
reasonable medical and hospital expenses – paid in line with SIRA
agreed amounts. Service providers can apply directly to CGU for payment
accommodation costs – if your employee is required to be away from home
travel and transportation costs – reasonable public transport and car
travel costs may be reimbursed to your employee for travel to and from
medical appointments and treatment. A travel reimbursement form must be
submitted, along with any invoices or receipts.
lump sum payments – for permanent impairment as a result of a workplace
Compensation payments can be made via EFT. Further information on
entitlements can be found at