Injured Workers Support Network

Workers Compensation Handbook 2016

Chapter 5

Work Capacity Assessments & Decisions

Once your claim has been accepted and your total body impairment is below 30% you may be subjected to a work capacity assessment and/or decision by your insurer.

  • An insurer can make a work capacity decision at any time during your claim
  • Generally an insurer will make a decision when they receive new evidence about your capacity.
  • An insurer will make a decision before you reach 130 weeks of weekly benefits
Work Capacity Assessments and Decisions can be used to stop the weekly income replacements and medical support. Everyone needs to take these seriously.

Injured workers with highest needs should not be subjected to a work capacity decision.