A worker who has suffered a permanent injury listed in Schedule 1 of the Act, as the result of a compensable injury, may be entitled to receive a lump sum payment, as compensation for the permanent injury.
A permanent injury claim cannot be made earlier than two years after the injury unless:
- the magistrates court allows it to be made; or
- the injury has stabilised *
* The workers injury is taken to have stabilised if he or she has returned to work at previous work hours and has been working those hours for at least three months.