David is working to ensure all workers have access to fair compensation for injuries sustained in the workplace. Workers compensation beneﬁts must be made affordable by increasing the focus on workplace safety and safe return to work – rather than reducing beneﬁts to injured workers.
Workers compensation should be paid by an equitable levy on all employers taking account of each employer’s risk, workplace safety and history of workplace injury.
The law must provide for consistent thresholds, damages, and procedures for the recovery of damages for all injuries to reduce legal complexity, limit arbitrary outcomes and increase certainty for injured people in NSW.
Payments made from the Workers compensation statutory fund must be made and administered by a public authority in the public interest, and not by private insurers acting as independent agents.