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Workers Compensation Amendments: COVID-19 Presumed to be Work-Related

Summary

The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures – Miscellaneous) Act 2020 No 5 came into force on Thursday, 14 May 2020.

Insofar as workers compensation is concerned, the Act introduces a presumption for certain categories of workers that, in the event they contract COVID-19, their disease will be compensable unless the contrary is established.

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