Income replacement or “weekly payments” changes over time according to how long you have been receiving payments.
These weekly payments are always made as a percentage of your Pre-Injury Average Weekly Earnings (“PIAWE”). Weekly payments are capped at a maximum amount.
The significance of overtime, shift allowances and penalty rates and the like in working out your PIAWE is complicated, and changes over time. Seek advice if you are unclear about this.
The rate at which compensation is paid varies in the following way, depending on whether you are totally or partly incapacitated for work, and how long you have been receiving payments.
Total incapacity means you cannot work at all.
Partial incapacity means you cannot do all of your pre-injury work, but you can do some work.
First 13 weeks
Between Weeks 14 and-130 weeks
Are overtime and shift allowance included in PIAWE?
In the first 52 weeks, overtime and shift allowances are included in your PIAWE. After 52 weeks, these are excluded from PIAWE, which can mean a drop in payments at that time for some workers.
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