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12.2.4 Any other relevant matter - para (iv)


This criterion is broadly stated and properly encompasses a wide variety of special circumstances in the client's case. The criterion certainly includes the client's medical restrictions, whether or not they arise out of the client's compensable condition. For example a client may not be considered suitable for work as a barperson if they suffer from asthma and would be required to work in smoke filled rooms, even though the asthma condition is not itself compensable.

This criterion does not specifically provide for consideration of the state of the labour market in making 'suitable employment' decisions. However, when considering a client's capacity for employment, it is appropriate to consider the effect of the client's injury on their ability to secure work on the open labour market.