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04 Jul 2014 - On 1 July 2014, WorkCover WA’s new certificates of capacity replaced the First, Progress and Final medical certificates. Medical practitioners and practice managers can obtain the new certificates through their software provider or download them directly from the WorkCover WA gpsupport website. Read more...
26 Jun 2014 - The Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Attorney General; Minister for Commerce, has tabled in Parliament WorkCover WA’s Review of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981: Final Report. Read more...
20 Jun 2014 - The previous decisions database now includes District Court appeal decisions of determinations from the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service. Read more...

Appeals

A determination of an arbitrator on findings of fact and law are binding upon the parties. An appeal may be made to the District Court of Western Australia:

  • where a question of law is involved and defined financial thresholds are met; or
  • where a question of law is involved and, in the opinion of the District Court the matter is of such importance that, in the public interest, an appeal should lie.

In any other case, leave to appeal may be granted where a question of law is involved.

An appeal to the District Court must be made within 28 days from when the Arbitrator provides the parties with the written reasons for the determination. The District Court may affirm, vary, quash, substitute or made an addition to the original Arbitrator decision.

For more information, see the Previous Decisions page.

 

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