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WORKPLACE INJURY MANAGEMENT AND WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1998 - SECT 117

Admissibility of statements by injured workers

117 Admissibility of statements by injured workers

(cf former s 124)

(1) If a worker after receiving an injury makes any statement in writing in relation to that injury to the worker’s employer or to an insurer or to any person acting on behalf of the employer or insurer, the statement may not be admitted in evidence if tendered or used by the employer or insurer in any proceedings before the Commission unless the employer or insurer has, at least 14 days before the hearing, furnished to the worker or to the legal representative or agent of the worker a copy in writing of the statement.
(3) In this section:

"employer" , in relation to a worker, includes a principal referred to in section 20 of the 1987 Act who is liable to pay compensation to the worker.

"insurer" means licensed insurer or former licensed insurer.



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