Same injuries – very different compensation

In 2013 entitlements for people injured in motor vehicle accidents in South Australia changed dramatically.

A real life example provided by a colleague recently is a person who lost the sight in one eye in a motor accident in 2013. Under the government’s compensation scheme the lump sum payable for non-economic loss is calculated on the Injury Scales Value as between $18,000 and $22,000 dollars. Under the Return to Work Act the lump sum payable is $237,000. Yes you read correctly. If you are sitting in your car for work reasons and suffer this injury your lump sum compensation for non-economic loss is $237,000. If you are injured in your car going to church on a Sunday you receive about $20,000, just a small difference of over $200,000.

Source: Same injuries – different compensation – InDaily | Adelaide News