Workers' Compensation

The workers' compensation scheme is legislated through the:

The legislation establishes that the Northern Territory has a no fault workers' rehabilitation and compensation scheme. If a worker suffers an injury or disease in the course of employment they may be eligible for entitlements such as:

  • payment of medical and other reasonable expenses
  • weekly payments of income maintenance while away work
  • rehabilitation services
  • assistance to return to work

Additionally, if a work accident results in the death of a worker, the family of the worker may be entitled to a lump sum payment and / or income maintenance.

Video Resources

The below videos have been developed to give helpful information about injuries and claims:

Alternative employer incentive scheme (AEIS)
Average weekly earnings (AWE) figures for 2014
Average weekly earnings (AWE) figures for 2015
Average weekly earnings (AWE) figures for 2016
Average weekly earnings (AWE) figures for 2017
Average weekly earnings (AWE) figures for 2018
Average weekly earnings (AWE) figures for 2019
Continued weekly compensation payments outside Australia
Definition of a Worker
Dispute resolution
Guidelines for the settling of journey claims
Independent Medical Examinations
Injured at work poster
Long term incapacity after 104 weeks
Mediation process for workers compensation
Medical practitioners guide to permanent impairment assessment
Normal weekly earnings (NWE)
Permanent impairment entitlement
Preparation for workers compensation mediation
Return to work plans (RTWP)
Workers compensation insurance requirements for employers
Workers compensation – Cross border information
Permanent impairment assessment checklist for medical practitioners
Application for mediation
Application for permanent impairment reassessment
Death claim form - Employers report
Death claim form – Dependant
Declaration of worker residing outside Australia
Statement of fitness for work - Final certificate
Statement of fitness for work - First certificate
Statement of fitness for work - Progress certificate
Workers compensation claim form
Best practice guidelines for approved insurers and self-insurers
Employers guide to workers compensation
NT WorkSafe guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment
Workers guide to workers compensation