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Introduction to Part 5

5.1 This Part of these Guidelines is made under the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (NSW) (the Act), including sections 1.6(5), 3.28(3), 3.31 and 10.2 of the Act with respect to:

(a) assessing whether an injury caused by the motor accident is a minor injury for the purposes of the Act

(b) the approval of domestic services and home maintenance as appropriate treatment and care for soft tissue or minor psychological or psychiatric injury or injuries

(c) the authorisation of payment of statutory benefits for treatment and care expenses incurred more than 26 weeks after the motor accident for soft tissue or minor psychological or psychiatric injury or injuries.

5.2 Division 1.2, section 1.6 of the Act and Part 1, clause 4 of the Regulation provides the definition of a minor injury.