From 1 January 2016, the maximum and minimum compensation limits for death and total permanent incapacity under WICA will be increased. The cap on medical expenses will also be increased.
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Higher compensation limits
The maximum and minimum compensation limits for death and total permanent incapacity under WICA, as well as the cap on medical expenses, will be increased.
|Compensation type||Accidents before 1 Jan 2016||Accidents from 1 Jan 2016|
|Total permanent incapacity (PI)||Min: $73,000
|Medical expenses||Up to $30,000 or 1 year from date of accident, whichever first||Up to $36,000 or 1 year from date of accident, whichever first|
Treatments that help injured workers recover faster
Treatments that help injured workers to return to work early will be claimable as part of WICA medical expenses.
The following activities that help an injured worker recover faster are:
- Case management
- Functional capacity evaluation
- Worksite assessment for purposes of rehabilitating injured workers