COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claim Impacts
April 7, 2020
The impacts associated with government measures to address the spread of COVID-19 will affect how existing workers’ compensation claims are managed.
The possible impacts on workers’ compensation arrangements may include:
• Impacts on existing claimants who are receiving compensation but may be restricted from returning to work
• Injury management and return to work barriers on workers and employers
• Medical treatment, including availability of health practitioners and use of telehealth consultations where appropriate.