WCC e-Bulletin No 54: May 2013

Questions of Law update On 29 April 2013, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the matter of Goudappel v ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCA 94. The effect of the Court of Appeal’s decision is that the recent amendments to the lump sum compensation provisions, introduced by Sch 2 of the Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2012, do not apply to claims for compensation pursuant to s 66 which are made before 19 June 2012, in respect of an injury that results in permanent impairment, whether or not the claim specifically sought compensation under s 66 or s 67 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987.