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WORKPLACE INJURY MANAGEMENT AND WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1998 - SECT 69

Action by employer in respect of claims

69 Action by employer in respect of claims

(cf former s 93)

(1) An employer (not being a self-insurer):
(a) who receives a claim for compensation or any other documentation in respect of such a claim-must, within 7 days after receipt of the claim or documentation, forward it to the insurer who the employer believes is liable to indemnify the employer in respect of the claim, or
(b) who receives a request from that insurer for further specified information in respect of the claim or documentation-must, within 7 days after receipt of the request, furnish that insurer with such of the specified information as is in the employer’s possession or reasonably obtainable by the employer, or
(c) who has received compensation money under this Act from an insurer-must, as soon as practicable, pay the money to the person entitled to the compensation.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
(2) A person is not guilty of an offence for a failure to comply with any provision of subsection (1) if there was a reasonable excuse for that failure.



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