Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 No 86
57 Compliance by worker
(1) If a worker fails unreasonably to comply with a requirement of
this Chapter after being requested to do so by the insurer, the worker has no
entitlement to weekly payments of compensation during any period that the
failure continues, subject to subsection (2).
(2) A worker’s entitlement to weekly payments does not cease
under this section until the insurer has given the worker written notice to
that effect, together with a statement of the reasons for the entitlement
ceasing and the action that the insurer considers the worker must take to be
entitled to the resumption of weekly payments.
(3) The resumption of weekly payments does not entitle the worker to
weekly payments for the period in respect of which the worker had no
entitlement to weekly payments.
Note. See also provisions for discontinuation of weekly payments in the
1987 Act (ss 52A, 54).