Schedule of Injuries
What is the Schedule of Injuries?
The Schedule of Injuries is a list of the injuries and the amounts of compensation payable for each of the injuries for which you may receive compensation through the Victims Support and Rehabilitation Act 1996. In general, you will not receive an award of compensation for injuries that do not appear in the Schedule of Injuries. For example, bruising and lacerations are not injuries listed in the Schedule.
The Schedule of Injuries is a complete list of all compensable injuries. It provides the amount of compensation which may be paid for each injury. If the application for compensation is successful, the compensation payable is 100% of the amount detailed in the Table of Injuries for the most serious injury suffered, 10% for the second injury and 5% for the third injury [note that this amount may be reduced under section 30(1)] . Compensation is only payable for a maximum of three compensable injuries from one act of violence.
Note: On 14 July, 2000, the 'threshold' amount of compensation was raised from $2,400 to $7,500. If an application is lodged on or after 14 July 2000, the total compensation for injury that is being claimed must be equal to or be more than $7,500 - if it doesn't, then the claim will be dismissed. Expenses are not included in calculating the threshold amount.
Application for compensation by family members of a deceased victim do not need to refer to the Schedule of Injuries. Injury does not have to be proved by such applicants.
How to obtain a copy of the Schedule of Injuries
You can download a copy of the schedule of injuries and guide to the schedule by selecting one of the following links:
Schedule of Injuries (PDF 200Kb)
Schedule of Injuries (WEB PAGES)
Alternatively, we can send you a copy of the Schedule of Injuries. Please call on (02) 8688 5511. If you are calling from outside the metropolitan area, ring 1800 633 063 (toll free). Or you can email your request to email@example.com.