Higher compensation for WA work deaths

WESTERN Australia’s Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act (1981) will be amended to make sure dependent family members of workers killed on the job receive better, more timely compensation.

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Amendments are being made to try to ease the burden for families grieving workplace deaths.

Under the WA government-proposed amendment, the lump sum payable to dependant partners will increase by 250%, the child allowance payable to each dependent child will more than double, and outdated

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