Information for insurers

The Northern Territory workers' compensation laws consist of the Return to Work Act 1986 and the Return to Work Regulations.

The laws establish a rehabilitation and compensation scheme for the Northern Territory that provides:

  • effective rehabilitation and compensation for workers
  • a prompt and effective management of workplace injuries that promotes and assists workers to return to work
  • a balanced scheme that provides adequate and just compensation to workers, while maintaining costs to a reasonable level for employers

The Northern Territory Workers' Compensation Scheme is a no fault scheme. There is no ability for a worker to sue their employer or co-worker of the same employer for negligence under common law (s52).

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