7.5 Impact of compensation

Clients with Compensation claims can have more benefit that those client that are non compensible.

Benefits may vary depending on their needs. For example a severely injured clients will have more options for equipment, care and home modifications.

Types of compensation

The different types of Compensation claims in New South Wales include:

Compulsory Third Party, this is a claim when someone is injured in a motor vehicle as a passenger,driver;pedestrian,cyclist or motor bike rider.

Workers Compensation - this is when someone is injured at work. A person is entitled to Workers Compensation if the person is a worker or "deemed worker;the injury is work related;the work is a substantial contributing factor to the injury; the person is covered by the NSW Workers Compensation Legislation

Sports Injury Claim

Victims Compensation - this is a claim for victims of crime and sexual assault. Applications aree made through Victims Compensation Tribunal and must be made within two years of the violent crime occurring.

What Can Insurance Money finance?

1. Equipment
  • Hoist
  • Beds
  • Wheelchair
  • Household appliances
  • Tilt table
  • Computers
2. Transport
  • Payment of taxi fares
  • Purchase of vehicles
3. Respite /Holidays
4. Attendant Carer
  • For client to be able to attend day programme
  • To enable client to do some activities like going on an outing or shopping
  • Carer hours to be requested is dependent on the client’s needs and recommendation by Rehabilitation team
  • Support at home
5. Home modification
6. Private therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Assessments

Note: These suggestions only. Be creative with your ideas.