Victorian Statutory Compensation Schemes
A comprehensive guide to personal injuries compensation schemes in Victoria
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This important new work provides a comprehensive, logical, and structured approach to understanding the statutory framework governing both no-fault and common law entitlements under the key personal injuries compensation schemes in Victoria, namely the transport accident and workers’ compensation schemes. Additionally, it explains their interactions with other schemes and financial supports and addresses claims and dispute resolution mechanisms and topical issues in scheme practice and reform.
The clear structure and authoritative discussion and guidance make this an ideal reference for students, legal practitioners and dispute resolution practitioners, insurance claims managers, union officials and advisory services, human resources professionals and anyone working in the area of workers’ or transport accident compensation in government or industry.
• Clearly written to make complex information accessible
• Comprehensive coverage for relevance and depth
• Logical structure for easy navigation
• Covers both the transport accident legislation and the workers compensation schemes
• Authoritative authors provide reliable guidance
• Luntz et al, Luntz and Hambly’s Torts: Cases, Legislation and Commentary, 9th ed, 2021
• Foster, Workplace Health and Safety Law in Australia, 2nd ed, 2016
Table of contents
- Part 1: Introduction
- 1. Introduction to statutory compensation schemes in Victoria and Australia
- Part 2: Workers’ compensation in Victoria
- 2. Introduction to workers’ compensation legislation in Victoria
- 3. Who is a worker?
- 4. What is an injury?
- 5. The nexus between injury and employment
- 6. Types of workers’ compensation
- 7. Disentitlement to and restrictions on workers’ compensation
- 8. Common law ‘serious injury’ claims for work injury
- Part 3: Transport accident compensation in Victoria
- 9. Introduction to transport accident compensation legislation in Victoria
- 10. Entitlement to transport accident compensation
- 11. Types of transport accident compensation
- 12. Common law ‘serious injury’ claims for transport accident injury
- Part 4: Scheme interactions, claims and disputes, and reform
- 13. Interaction with other schemes and financial support
- 14. Claims and dispute resolution
- 15. Reform, trends and developing issues