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30.4.12 1971 Act - incapacity periods of less than a week.

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The statutory rate payable under the 1971 Act is expressed by those tables in terms of amounts per week. Where the period of incapacity is less than a week that amount must, of course, be paid in proportion to the percentage of the week the client was incapacitated.

Note: There is no intent that the weekly rate be the minimum payment, even for lesser periods.

For instance:

  • if a client worked only half of his/her normal weekly hours in that week he/she would be entitled to half of the weekly rate(s) for that week
  • if a client who normally (pre injury) worked five days per week was incapacitated for one day in a particular week, he/she is entitled to 1/5th of the compensation rate(s) for that week.