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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.

WorkCover WA hosts Singaporean delegation

WorkCover WA recently hosted a delegation from the Singapore Government’s Ministry of Manpower. The visit was the final stop in a study trip which saw the delegation visit workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety regulators in Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.

All injured workers with a Medicare card are entitled to receive medications under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

It is WorkCover WA’s expectation that injured workers are prescribed medications under the PBS (where clinically appropriate and available). It is also expected that pharmacies will charge the applicable PBS rate for medications upon presentation of the injured worker’s Medicare card.

WorkCover WA’s services will be limited on 28, 29 and 30 December this year.

WorkCover WA’s services will be limited on 28, 29 and 30 December this year.

2016 Insurance Brokers’ Breakfast Seminar

WorkCover WA will be hosting its annual Insurance Brokers’ Breakfast Seminar on Thursday 8 December at Crown Perth.

WorkCover WA’s reduced Christmas services

With Christmas fast approaching, it is important to note WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 28, 29 and 30 December this year.

Registrations now open for information sessions in the new Impairment Guidelines

WorkCover WA has issued the WorkCover WA Guidelines for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fourth edition (the Guidelines) with an operational date of 1 December 2016. Registrations are now open for information sessions on the changes from the third edition of the Guidelines. To register to attend, please contact WorkCover…Read More »