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General Practitioners (GPs) play a key role in assisting injured workers within the Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management scheme.

2015/16 Recommended Premium Rates

WorkCover WA Chief Executive Officer Ms Michelle Reynolds today made a media statement announcing a 4.7 per cent decrease in the 2015/16 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia. The average recommended premium rate for 2015/16 will be 1.483 per cent of total wages (down from the…Read More »

WorkCover WA’s award winning annual report

WorkCover WA has once again been recognised for excellence and accountability in public sector annual reporting, taking out four awards at the 30th Annual W.S. Lonnie Awards.

Proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation (Legal Practitioners and Registered Agents) Costs Determination 2014

The Workers’ Compensation (Legal Practitioners and Registered Agents) Costs Determination 2014 (Costs Determination) governs the awarding of legal costs in the Workers’ Compensation Conciliation and Arbitration Services. The Costs Determination is made by the Costs Committee established under s269 of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 and approved by the Minister for Commerce.

Recognition of acupuncture as an “approved treatment”

From Wednesday 1 April 2015, acupuncture will be recognised as an “approved treatment” under section 5(1) of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

Did you know? There are no age based restrictions on entitlements in the WA workers’ compensation scheme

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 was amended in October 2011 to remove all age based restrictions on entitlements.

The WorkCover WA Injury Management Conference 2015 Program is now available

WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the release of the WorkCover WA Injury Management Conference 2015 program. Thought provoking and engaging, the two day program showcases local and national experts, practitioners and researchers from the injury management field such as: Ms Samantha Breust, Australian Rehabilitation Provider Association Award Winner Dr…Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service – Trial of Standard Order Template

From 23 February 2015 the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service will trial the use of a template minute of proposed programming orders form.

Symposium: Multidisciplinary Management of Workers with Complex Musculoskeletal Disorders

WorkCover WA is pleased to promote this symposium to medical and allied health clinicians delivering health services to injured workers in Western Australia (WA).

Fax friendly certificates of capacity

Fax friendly WorkCover WA certificates of capacity are now available. The largely black and white certificates were developed in response to industry consultation to maintain the resolution of information when transmitted by facsimile multiple times.