Accident Compensation Act 2001

Further injury

48 Effect of further injury on entitlement to weekly compensation

(1)

This clause applies to a claimant who—

(a)

is already entitled to receive weekly compensation; and

(b)

suffers incapacity from a further personal injury for which the claimant has cover under this Act.

(2)

If it is necessary to recalculate the claimant’s entitlement to weekly compensation, the claimant’s entitlement to weekly compensation in respect of incapacity from both personal injuries is calculated using the weekly earnings assessed when calculating the weekly compensation referred to in subclause (1)(a).

(3)

Subclause (2) does not apply to any subsequent periods of incapacity.