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Contents (2011 - 10)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 November 2017 at 18:12)
Part 3 Section 36
36   What is a “serious injury or illness”
In this Part, serious injury or illness of a person means an injury or illness requiring the person to have:
(a)  immediate treatment as an in-patient in a hospital, or
(b)  immediate treatment for:
(i)  the amputation of any part of his or her body, or
(ii)  a serious head injury, or
(iii)  a serious eye injury, or
(iv)  a serious burn, or
(v)  the separation of his or her skin from an underlying tissue (such as degloving or scalping), or
(vi)  a spinal injury, or
(vii)  the loss of a bodily function, or
(viii)  serious lacerations, or
(c)  medical treatment within 48 hours of exposure to a substance,
and includes any other injury or illness prescribed by the regulations but does not include an illness or injury of a prescribed kind.