Workers Compensation Act 1987

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In New South Wales (NSW), Australia workers compensation is governed by the Workers Compensation Act 1987.[1] It was introduced to replace the Workers Compensation Act 1926. Overseen by WorkCover, the Act outlines the compensation and rehabilitation of workers in respect to work related injuries. The Act consists of 10 parts (2 of which have been repealed) which cover the issues of compensation liability and benefits, uninsured liabilities, common law remedies, insurance and protection of injured workers from dismissal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Workers Compensation Act 1987. NSW Legislation.

Further reading[edit]

  • O'HALLORAN, Stephen (August 1987), "WorkCover : acting for the applicant", Law Society Journal, 25 (7): 32–37, ISSN 0818-5263 
  • Brooks, Adrian (1987), "The concepts of "injury" and "disease" in workers' compensation law: a re-examination in the light of recent reforms", University of New South Wales Law Journal, 10 (2): 38–66, ISSN 0313-0096 
  • STEVENSON, Andrew (June 1988), "Employers' obligations - effect of the Workers' Compensation Act 1987", Commercial Law Quarterly (2): 28–29, ISSN 0819-4262 
  • Pochon, Jane; REVAI, Adrienne (May 1988), "Recent amendments to workers compensation legislation : Workers Compensation Act 1987 - New South Wales", Australian Journal of Labour Law, 1 (1): 92–95, ISSN 1030-7222 
  • "EMPLOYEES' rehabilitation programs now mandatory", Law Society Journal, 27 (2): 23, March 1989, ISSN 0818-5263 
  • SCARLETT, David (April 1990), "Workers Compensation Act 1987 : what we have to work with in advising our clients", Law Society Journal, 28 (3): 59–63, ISSN 0818-5263