If you’re a worker, you might be eligible for compensation for the cost of damage done to artificial aids and clothing in a work-related incident.
The maximum amount payable for damage to artificial aids is $2000. This may be increased by a direction from the Workers Compensation Commission.
Artificial aids can include:
- artificial eyes
- false teeth
- artificial limbs
Compensation can include:
- the reasonable cost of repair (or if necessary the replacement) of the artificial aid
- the service costs of qualified people (eg consultations, prescriptions and examinations) in repairing or replacing the artificial aid
- the loss of wages associated with attending consultations, prescriptions and examinations to repair or replace the artificial aid
This can include compensation for the repair, and if necessary the replacement, of clothing damaged in the incident.
The maximum amount payable for damage to clothing is $600. This amount may be increased by a direction from the Workers Compensation Commission.
Sometimes there can be disputes about compensation. If there’s a dispute, there’s help available.
Our workers compensation disputes section has more information on how we can help.