The NSW Government has introduced the Personal Injury Commission Bill 2020.
The bill (if it is passed) will consolidate the functions of the Workers Compensation Commission and the dispute resolution services of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (which deal with many motor vehicle accident claims) which means injured workers and drivers who dispute an insurance claim will be able to take their complaints to a new independent commission instead of government bureaucrats under changes to the NSW workers compensation and compulsory third party (CTP) schemes.
This change could benefit people injured at work or on the road with this single tribunal being more efficient and easier to navigate.
The text of the bill was released today (3 June 2020) and here is a link to the bill.
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