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Prescribed amount schedule for 2015-16

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 »

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 9 June 2015 in Shenton Park.

Insightful Injury Management Conference a success

On 5 and 6 May 2015, Western Australia’s workers’ compensation and injury management community gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing injury management today.

Appointment of new Registrar

WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Nilan Ekanayake to the position of Registrar, Arbitration.

Information for Injured Workers Trial

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.