Stress claims restricted by workcover amendment act

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Stress claims restricted by workcover amendment act

Commencing 1 January 1996, stress claims cannot be compensated unless employment is a substantial cause and not due to ‘reasonable actions’ by the employer.

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Commencing 1 January 1996, stress claims cannot be compensated unless employment is a substantial cause and not due to ‘reasonable actions’ by the employer. Such ‘reasonable actions’ may include transfer, demotion, performance appraisal, discipline, retrenchment or dismissal of workers, or provision of employment benefits to workers.

A medical certificate submitted for a workers compensation stress claim must specify in medical terminology, the worker’s condition and the likelihood and extent of the employment being the cause. The description "stress" or "stress condition" are no longer acceptable. This is designed to manager the blow-out of stress claims recently.

 

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