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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...
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Returning to Work: Overview

Returning a worker to their job quickly and safely is not only good for business, it has positive effects for workers too. Injury management focuses on early reporting, rehabilitation and return to work strategies to assist the injured worker make an early and safe return to work.

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Employers are encouraged to read WorkCover WA’s Injury Management: A Guide for Employers (PDF - 980kb) publication which provides information to assist employers to understand their legal obligations for injury management systems and return to work programs and contains a three step approach to effective injury management.


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