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Issued in accordance with section 7.36(5) of the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 and clause 7.441 of the Motor Accident Guidelines

Determination of a matter declared under Schedule 2(3) of the Act to be a miscellaneous claims assessment matter
Date of Accident19 May 2018
DRS Reference10117035
Date of Internal Review22 July 2019
DRS Claims AssessorMaurice Castagnet
Date of Decision4 November 2019

The findings of the assessment of this dispute are as follows:

1. For the purposes of section 6.13 of the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017, the insurer is not entitled to refuse payment of statutory benefits to the claimant.

2. The effective date for the commencement of payment of any eligible weekly payments of statutory benefits is 20 September 2018.

3. In accordance with the Motor Accident Injuries Regulation 2017, I determine the claimant’s reasonable and necessary legal costs in the amount of $1633 plus GST.

Maurice Castagnet

DRS Claims Assessor

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