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Standard 6 - recoveries

Enabling insurers to recover funds from third parties who share a proportion of the liability for an injury helps to ensure the sustainability of the workers compensation system.

Recoveries

Principle: Claims will be screened early to determine whether any third-party recoveries are to be pursued.

 ExpectationBenchmark
S6.1Insurers must screen all new claims for potential recoveries and make a record of the investigation undertaken to determine whether recoveries are relevant and the outcome of the investigation.Initial screening to occur within 15 working days of receipt of a new claim