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UWA Work Design survey – we want your input!

WorkCover WA’s Return to Work Conference 2017 is fast approaching. The Conference will provide an excellent professional development opportunity for injury management and workers’ compensation professionals. On Day 1 of the Conference, keynote speaker UWA Laureate Professor Sharon Parker will shed light on the factors that drive good work design,…Read More »

Return to Work Conference 2017

On 3 and 4 May 2017, 350 workers’ compensation and injury management professionals will gather at Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth to discuss return to work challenges, encourage best practice, and promote positive pathways for returning injured workers to work. You are encouraged to take advantage of this fantastic professional…Read More »

2017/18 Recommended Premium Rates

WorkCover WA Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Chris White today made a media statement announcing a 3.2 per cent increase in the 2017/18 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia. The average recommended premium rate for 2017/18 will be 1.525 per cent of total wages (up…Read More »

The WorkCover WA Return to Work Conference Program Released

WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the release of the WorkCover WA Return to Work Conference Program. Over two days, delegates will have the opportunity to choose from a range of sessions across two streams, catering for specific areas of interest in the return to work field. Program highlights include:…Read More »

Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

WorkCover WA holds a seminar every quarter to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia. The next Welcome to WorkCover WA seminar will be held on Tuesday 28 February 2017 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Accreditation and monitoring Employer obligations and recent…Read More »

Disability access and inclusion plan 2017-2022

WorkCover WA is seeking public comment, ideas and input as it renews its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan for the period 2017 – 2022. That process will help WorkCover WA to ensure that services provided are accessible to people with disability and consistent with public expectation. WorkCover WA is hoping to…Read More »

Specified Cancers Contracted by Firefighters – Legislative Amendments

New legislative amendments came into effect on 21 January 2017 which expand the presumption to benefit former and current State employed firefighters who contract cancer performing firefighting duties.

Charities and not-for-profits need workers’ compensation insurance

Not-for-profit and charitable organisations are reminded to review their workers’ compensation arrangements. There are serious consequences for organisations and their officers if the required insurance is not in place.

Free information seminars for injured workers

The Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention (IFAP) provides free information seminars for injured workers on behalf of WorkCover WA. These seminars aim to provide injured workers with sufficient information to manage their workers’ compensation claim and return to work. Topics include: the claims process claims obligations and the rights of…Read More »

Continue weekly compensation payments over the holiday period

It is the time of the year when organisations start winding down, reducing their workload and making preparations for the holiday season.