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Compensation prolongs whiplash pain

Hannah Bourne

Changes to NSW workers' comp legislation had some interesting outcomes

Take Home Messages: Reducing compensation and encouraging early treatment via legislative change has led to improvements in whiplash recovery in NSW. Why the research matters:  Motor vehicle crash compulsory third party insurance legislation was changed in New South Wales Australia 1999 to remove financial compensation for “pain and suffering” due to whiplash injury. Using insurance company data, three grou...

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