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MOTOR ACCIDENT INJURIES ACT 2017 - SECT 3.6

Weekly payments during first entitlement period (first 13 weeks after motor accident)

3.6 Weekly payments during first entitlement period (first 13 weeks after motor accident)

(1) An earner who is injured as a result of a motor accident and suffers a total or partial loss of earnings as a result of the injury is entitled to weekly payments of statutory benefits under this section during the first entitlement period.
Note : Only a person who was an earner when injured is entitled to statutory benefits under this section--see Schedule 1.
(2) A weekly payment of statutory benefits under this section is to be at the rate of 95% of the difference between the person's pre-accident weekly earnings and the person's post-accident earning capacity (if any) for the first entitlement period.
(3) A weekly payment of statutory benefits to a person under this section is not to exceed the maximum weekly statutory benefits amount less the person's post-accident earning capacity (if any) for the first entitlement period.
(4) A weekly payment of statutory benefits to a person under this section is not to be less than the minimum weekly statutory benefits amount or the person's pre-accident weekly earnings, whichever is the lesser.
(5) If a weekly payment of statutory benefits is payable under this section, but further information is required to determine the amount of the payment, interim payments are to be made in accordance with the Motor Accident Guidelines until the correct amount of the payment can be determined and paid.



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