The workers' compensation scheme is legislated through the: 

The legislation establishes that the Northern Territory has a no fault workers' rehabilitation and compensation scheme. If a worker suffers an injury or disease in the course of employment they may be eligible for entitlements such as:

  • payment of medical and other reasonable expenses
  • weekly payments of income maintenance while away work
  • rehabilitation services
  • assistance to return to work.

Additionally, if a work accident results in the death of a worker, the family of the worker may be entitled to a lump sum payment and / or income maintenance.

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