Some people with a serious TBI are covered by workers compensation insurance. In NSW icare is responsible for workers compensation insurance.
The lifetime care pays for treatment, rehabilitation and care for people who have been severely injured in a motor accident in NSW. This includes people with serious TBI.
Lifetime care is a no-fault scheme. This means support is provided regardless of who was at fault in the accident, as long as the person meets the eligibility criteria for both their motor accident and their injury.
- The person was injured in a motor accident in NSW on or after 1 October 2006 (for children under 16) or on or after 1 October 2007 (for adults).
- The injury was caused by the motor accident.
- The type and severity of the motor accident injury meet the injury criteria. Each application is assessed against specific criteria outlined in the Lifetime Care and Support guidelines.61
Severe injuries that may be eligible for the scheme include spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputations, burns and permanent blindness.