The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a range of challenges for the participants in Australian workers' compensation schemes . Although there are some jurisdictional differences in legislation operating at sub-national levels, this article addresses some common themes that have emerged since the outbreak of the pandemic in Australia in early 2020 . One of the major concerns which has emerged is the issue of proving the causal link between COVID-19 and work . In some jurisdictions, legislation has specifically addressed these causation concerns . While the number of workers' compensation claims overall is low, there are specific industries which have been heavily affected by the pandemic which may result in a spike in claims in areas such as aged care and the medical and allied professions . We speculate that a number of legal and practical concerns will emerge that may in time contribute to some new jurisprudence in the workers' compensation arena.
MeSH: Aged, Australia, COVID-19, Humans, Occupational Injuries, Pandemics, Return to Work, SARS-CoV-2, Workers' Compensation
Index: COVID-19, anxiety, causation, isolation, workers compensation