Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 No 86
Current version for 22 November 2019 to date (accessed 13 July 2020 at 03:31)
267   Duty to commence weekly payments following initial notification of injury
(1)  Provisional weekly payments of compensation by an insurer are to commence within 7 days after initial notification to the insurer of an injury to a worker, unless the insurer has a reasonable excuse for not commencing those weekly payments.
(2)  A person does not have a reasonable excuse for not commencing those weekly payments unless the person has an excuse that the Workers Compensation Guidelines provide is a reasonable excuse.
(3)  The payment of provisional weekly payments of compensation under this section is on the basis of the provisional acceptance of liability by the insurer for a period of up to 12 weeks determined by the insurer having regard to the nature of the injury and the period of incapacity.
(4)  The acceptance of liability on a provisional basis does not constitute an admission of liability by the employer or insurer under this Act or independently of this Act.
(5)  An insurer who fails to commence weekly payments of compensation as required by this section is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.