Types of severe injuries
Severe injuries can include:
- spinal cord injury
- brain injury
- permanent blindness
The criteria used to decide whether your treatment and care needs will be managed by Workers Care are the same as the injury criteria for the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme for people severely injured in a motor accident in NSW.
How it works
You’ll need to have an accepted workers compensation claim before you can access the Workers Care Program.
Generally, your case manager at the insurance agent who manages your workers compensation claim will contact us if they think your injury will meet the criteria for the program. They’ll arrange for any assessments needed to assess your injury and help you complete the required forms.
If your injury meets the criteria, we’ll contact you to let you know. We’ll also assign you a Workers Care coordinator who’ll be your contact at icare.
You’ll have your treatment and care needs met under NSW workers compensation legislation through Workers Care. Your employer’s workers compensation insurance agent will continue to manage weekly payments and all other types of compensation.
- The Workers Compensation Act 1987
- The Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998
- The Workers Compensation Regulation 2016
- Workers Compensation (Bush Fire, Emergency and Rescue Services) Act 1987
- SIRA’s injured at work guide
- SIRA’s Quick guide to workers insurance