As a national workers compensation insurer, Allianz Australia has the capability to provide cover in all states and territories (except Queensland and South Australia).
If you require cover for the Northern Territory where Allianz Australia underwrites workers compensation insurance we recommend that you contact your insurance adviser in the first instance.
For more information about workers compensation in the Northern Territory visit the NT WorkSafe website or contact us on 1300 130 664.
Workers compensation is compensation payable under the Return to Work Act to a worker who suffers an injury arising out of or in the course of their employment.
The worker may be entitled to compensation for weekly benefits while incapacitated for work, medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses and permanent impairment.
Register of Injuries
Workers must notify employers of an injury as soon as is practicable and can provide the notice verbally or in writing. Employers are required to maintain a record of all injury notifications. The record must include:
• Name and address of the worker
• Date of injury
• Cause of injury
Lodging an injury notification
The NT legislation does not contain any specific timeframes around notification of an injury to your workers compensation insurer, however, we encourage you to notify Allianz of any injuries sustained as soon as practicable. This allows Allianz to commence active injury management to facilitate a prompt recovery and return to work for your injured employee.
The initial notification can be made by lodging an injury notification on-line.
To make a claim for compensation
Should you or your worker wish to make a claim for compensation, you must:
• Provide the worker with a NT WorkSafe prescribed claim form. This form can be downloaded from the NT WorkSafe website.
• On receipt of this form, complete the employer’s report section and forward it, together with the Statement of Fitness for Work, to Allianz within 3 working days.
Please forward documents to:
Claim lifecycle – what happens and when
The table below shows the typical lifecycle of a workers compensation claim. This table is a simple description of the claims process, so you know what to expect if you need to make a claim.
For more information about claims management for employers in the Northern Territory, please download our Employer Information brochure.
|Step 1. (Worker step)||The worker completes pages 3 and 4 of the NT Worksafe prescribed claim form – “NT workers compensation claim form”.|
|Step 2. (Worker step)||The worker submits the completed claim form, along with the Statement of Fitness for Work certificate, to their employer.|
|Step 3. (Employer step)||The employer completes page 5 of the claim form provided by the worker.|
|Step 4. (Employer step)||The employer forwards the completed claim form, details of the injured worker’s earnings for 12 months prior to the date of injury and or the worker’s employment contract to Allianz within 3 working days of receiving the claim form from the injured worker.|
|Step 5. (Allianz step)||Upon receipt of the claim form and Statement of Fitness for Work, Allianz will assess the claim and in most cases advise all parties of liability determination within 3 working days.|
NOTE: Allianz has 10 working days to assess liability from the date the worker submits their completed claim form to the employer (step 2), otherwise the claim is deemed accepted.
|Step 6. (Allianz step)||If liability is accepted |
The Allianz case manager collaborates with the worker, employer and nominated treating doctor to return the worker to work as soon as possible.
If liability cannot be determined without additional information (decision deferred)
The Allianz case manager will notify the employer and the worker of the delay in determining liability and the reason(s) why. The required additional information will be sought and a decision promptly made on receipt.
If liability is not accepted
The Allianz case manager will notify the employer and injured worker of the liability decision verbally and in writing, and advise the process to be followed should the decision be disputed.
|Step 7. (Worker & Employer step)||If liability decision is deferred, employers should commence paying weekly compensation within 3 working days. Reasonable medical and treatment costs will also be covered during this period. |
If liability is accepted, all relevant accounts and wage reimbursements should be sent promptly to Allianz for payment.
|Step 8. (Allianz step)||Allianz will keep in regular contact with the employer and worker to facilitate a prompt recovery and return to work. Assistance may be sought from specialist providers, such as occupational rehabilitation experts or medical professionals.|
|Step 9. (Worker & Employer step)||The worker is certified fit for work with no ongoing treatment. All final accounts / wage reimbursements sent to Allianz for payment.|
|Step 10. (Allianz step)||Allianz closes the claim.|