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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1987 - SECT 64B
Workers returning to work with new employer
64B Workers returning to work with new employer
(1) In this section--
"group" means a group constituted under Division 2B of Part 7, but does not
include any member of the group in respect of whom a determination under
section 175E is in force.
"new employer" , in relation to an injured worker, means any employer other
(a) the pre-injury employer of the worker, or
(b) an employer who is a
member of the same group as the pre-injury employer of the worker.
"pre-injury employer" , in relation to an injured worker, means the employer
out of or in the course of employment with whom the injury arose.
"work assistance" means the provision of education or training, transport,
child care, clothing, equipment or any similar service or assistance.
This section applies to an injured worker who--
(a) as a result of the injury,
is not able to return to work with his or her pre-injury employer, and
accepts an offer of employment with a new employer.
pre-injury employer of a worker to whom this section applies is liable to pay,
subject to and in accordance with the regulations, compensation for the cost
of work assistance provided to assist the worker to return to work with a
(4) An employer is liable to pay compensation under this
section in addition to any other compensation under this Act.
(5) The maximum
amount for which an employer is liable under this section in respect of the
injury concerned is $1,000.
(6) Without limiting subsection (3), the
regulations may make provision for or with respect to the following--
limiting the classes of work assistance the employer is liable to pay the cost
of under this section,
(b) otherwise limiting the circumstances in which an
employer is liable to pay for the cost of work assistance under this section.
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