Is that remedy awarded to a worker who has sustained a work related injury in order to replace the loss caused by that injury.
Provides you and/or your family (in the case of death) with financial or material assistance to help you recover from your injury and/or adjust to life with an acquired disability.
Workers Compensation is generally founded on a no fault system and workers are paid for work related injuries whether they were at fault or not.
All workers are covered for compensation for work injuries and/or illnesses, whether employed on a full-time, part-time, casual, permanent or temporary basis. Many self-employed contractors, owner-drivers, and out-workers working from home are also covered.
In NSW, the system is commonly referred to as “WorkCover". People employed by the Commonwealth Government, Federal Business Enterprises and some large interstate companies are covered by the system called "Comcare". If you do not know which one covers your workplace, check with your union.
The Law states all employers must have a Current Workers Compensation policy. Unions can inspect these policies and also ensure that employers are paying the correct insurance