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Workers Compensation and Whole Personal Impairment (WPI)

Entitlement to Workers Compensation – If a worker has suffered a primary psychological or psychiatric injury as a result of his or her employment, their injury must be assessed at no less than 15% Whole Person Impairment. A worker is not entitled to receive Lump Sum Compensation for a secondary psychological injury, that is, one that arises from or is attributed to the physical injuries which are sustained in the actual accident.
If an agreement or an award has been made with respect to the worker’s WPI, the worker is then entitled to receive Lump Sum Compensation, subject to reaching the necessary threshold.
The amount received for a Lump Sum Compensation benefit is dependent on the WPI that is assessed by a WorkCover trained doctor.
If you require more information regarding your workers compensation claim, please call us to arrange a Telephone Conference to discuss with one of our workers compensationexperts as to your compensation entitlements. Call 1300 773 529 or email a Personal Injury lawyer at

Our Worders Compensation Lawyers can provide practical solutions and exceptional results in relation to your personal injury claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Matthews Folbigg has over 50 years’ experience protecting personal injury and compensation rights of people living in Parramatta and the Hills.