At Burke Mead Lawyers we understand that time off work due to physical or mental illness, is often also a time of stress and confusion.
Take that and add the recent COVID-19 pandemic to the mix and you’re asking for trouble!
But don’t worry, our team at Burke Mead Lawyers has got you covered. The Pandemic has affected NSW workers compensation rules, regulations and entitlements in a number of ways, including:
- The introduction of the Legislative Amendments (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 and the Workers Compensation Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation 2020;
- The Introduction of Coronavirus as a recognised disease and the presumption in favour of a worker that the disease was contracted in the course of their employment;
- If an injured worker dies as a result of contracting COVID -19 a claim for death benefits is now payable to the deceased’s estate;
- Medical assessors are now also assessing claimants’ injuries via video conferencing, where appropriate.
We understand the effect COVID-19 has had on the law and the stress it can place on claimants and are here to help navigate you through it.
If you have been injured at work and would like to understand your possible entitlements to compensation during this difficult and confusing time, please do not hesitate to contact us on (02) 4902 3800.