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WORKPLACE INJURY MANAGEMENT AND WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1998 - SECT 268

Insurer must notify worker of reasonable excuse for not commencing weekly payments

268 Insurer must notify worker of reasonable excuse for not commencing weekly payments

If an insurer does not commence weekly payments of compensation because the insurer has a reasonable excuse for not doing so, the insurer must within 7 days after receiving the initial notification of injury give the worker notice in writing that the insurer has a reasonable excuse for not commencing weekly payments of compensation and include in that notice:

(a) details of that reasonable excuse, and
(b) a statement that the worker is entitled to make a claim for compensation and that the claim will be determined within 21 days, and
(c) details of how that claim can be made.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.



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