Work Injury 58

Making sense of Section 56 – Return to Work Act 2014

In work injury matters, there are two types of lump sum payments which come under Sections 58 and 56 of the Return to Work Act 2014. Here, we make sense of Section 56 of the Act.

Lump sum payments under Section 56 of the Act are for permanent impairment caused by a physical injury (not psychological injury). These payments are designed to compensate a worker for economic loss.