Ever wondered whether some parts of Australia pay workers comp longer than others?
Well it turns out it there are differences right around the country. Big differences in fact.
Click here for an infographic I made that shows you how 8 Australian workers comp jurisdictions compare according to a report by the Institute for Safety Compensation and Recovery Research.
There are a number of potential explanations for the differences including some jurisdictions’ requirement to lodge claims, varying application of common law and even differing culture/climate in the regions generally.
Nonetheless I’m sure the numbers will surprise you.
The next challenge for researchers is to work out if specific features of compensation systems work to improve recovery time and if they can be applied across the border.
Should we be concerned with what our neighbours do? If it works for them, does that mean it will work for us too? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Which state/territory do you think pays the longest comp? Click here to find out.
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