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A Bill to increase compensation for workplace fatalities

The Hon Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations released a media statement on 12 June 2017 publicly announcing the development of a Bill to amend the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981. The Bill is intended to increase lump sum compensation for dependants and increase the weekly…Read More »

Prescribed amount schedule for 2017-18

Injured workers have a range of statutory entitlements available to them in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme to assist them to recover from their workplace injury and return them to suitable and sustainable employment. The Prescribed Amount is the maximum amount an injured worker can receive in terms of…Read More »

Return to Work Conference a success

On 3 and 4 May 2017, Western Australia’s workers’ compensation and injury management community gathered to promote positive pathways in returning injured workers to work. The event was a resounding success, with nearly 400 delegates attending over two days to view 21 exhibitions and listen to 23 presentations by Australia’s leading…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 27 June 2017 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Accreditation and monitoring Employer obligations and recent…Read More »

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 »