No rational reason for distinctions between psychiatric & physical injuries in workcover SA

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South Australia’s workers compensation legislation treats psychiatric and physical injuries very differently. More so than many other parts of Australia, according to the Law Report on ABC 7 August 2018.

Workers compensation for psychiatric injuries in South Australia – Law Report – ABC Radio National

Tuesday 7 August 2018 5:30PM (view full episode)

Some workers face more stress than others: police, emergency service workers, farmers, employees of convenience stores and service stations to name a few.

South Australia has just released a review of the state’s worker’s compensation legislation: The Return to Work Act 2014.

Although not part of the terms of reference or recommendations, the review’s author retired Federal Court Justice John Mansfield, made the point that there is no rational reason for current distinctions between psychiatric and physical injuries.

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