19 May

Workers Compensation – COVID 19 Changes

On 14 May, 2020 the COVID 19 Legislation passed through Parliament.   The Legislation prescribes that a worker during a time when the worker is engaged in prescribed employment contracts the disease Covid 19, then for the purpose of the Legislation is presumed that the disease was contracted by the worker in the course of their employment and that the employment was a substantial contributing factor to contracting the disease. This Legislation can also apply to a casual worker.

The prescribed employment is employment in retail, healthcare, disability and aged care facilities, education institutions, police and emergency services, refuges and so on.

The introduction of the Legislation therefore enables some persons who have contracted the disease, providing that they fall within the terms of the Legislation, to receive benefits under the Workers Compensation Act.

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