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Professional fees

Grants are made at the discretion of the WIRO.

When deciding whether a grant should be made and in what amount, WIRO will be guided by Schedule 6 of the Workers Compensation Regulation 2016 and the 'ILARS Grant Amount Guide' in the ILARS Policy when the funding type and amount is not covered by the Schedule.

A grant of ILARS funding is up to the maximum amount specified in the 'ILARS Grant Amount Guide' or the Schedule and covers all work, even where there is more than one resolution type and/or more than one claim or dispute is finalised.

WIRO will consider a request for an uplift on legal costs in exceptional circumstances only where a matter has involved significant additional work due to complex issues and/or where there are multiple respondents. ALSPs are referred to the ILARS Policy.

Description Amount
Preliminary investigation of a prospective claim $1,500.00 (+GST)
Preliminary investigation of a prospective claim where an Independent Medical Examination Report is not obtained $750.00 (+GST)
Counsel's fees for appearing at the Workers Compensation Commission

Up to $1,400.00 (ex GST) for the first day

Up to $800.00 (ex GST) for each subsequent day

Early advice from Counsel Up to $500.00 (ex GST)
Claims for hearing aids that resolve before an ARD to the Commission $700.00 (+GST)
Funding to represent worker in negotiations with insurer facilitated by WIRO $500.00 (+GST)
Making a claim on behalf of an injured worker - only in circumstances where a claim has not already been made $400.00 (+GST)
Funding to represent worker at WCC in respect of a s67 claim only where a s66 claim has been determined in prior proceedings $1,300.00 (+GST)
Claims for s66 or 67 compensation where a report supporting the claim has already been obtained $948.75 (+GST)
Professional fees where a matter resolves because of intervention by WIRO prior to ILARS approval $750.00 (+GST)
Section 39 Stage One Funding (conditional on not having funding for a concurrent s66 claim) $750.00 (+GST)
Section 39 Stage Two Funding (extension of Stage One Funding and conditional on not having funding for a concurrent s66 claim) $750.00 (+GST)
Section 39 Stage Three Funding to proceed to assessment by an AMS in the WCC (conditional on not having funding for a concurrent s66 claim) $1500.00 (+GST)