Chamber demands urgent review of workers comp

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Chamber demands urgent review of workers comp

The state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, has called on the NSW Treasurer to commission a review of the NSW Workers Compensation system.

The state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, has called on the NSW Treasurer to commission a review of the NSW Workers Compensation system.

According to the NSW Business Chamber, feedback from business suggests the administration of workers compensation involving the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Insurance and Care NSW (icare) and SafeWork NSW is not working properly and is negatively impacting both employers and employees.  

“The 2015 reform of the workers compensation system in NSW was necessary, however the administration of this reform has left a lot to be desired. We have reports of claims being approved without appropriate checks or investigations, lengthy delays and poor advice and support for both employers and employees," said NSW Business Chamber CEO Stephen Cartwright.   
 
“We’re hearing from employers across the state about poor claims management practices, causing lengthy delays in workers receiving necessary medical and rehabilitation services. Premiums are calculated on the time it takes to return an injured employee to the workplace, so these delays are unfairly inflating insurance costs." 
 
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