A new regulation has been effected which expands the definition of ‘industrial award’ in the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.
WorkCover WA Chief Executive Officer Ms Michelle Reynolds today made a media statement announcing a 0.3 per cent decrease in the 2016/17 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia.
WorkCover WA is promoting beyondblue and the Heads Up initiative to raise awareness about the importance of mentally healthy workplaces.
Pursuant to s 294(4) of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, the Registrar of the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service (WCAS) has the power to issue arbitration practice notes. The purpose of issuing practice notes is part of the WCAS’s continuing efforts to improve the efficiency, consistency and functioning of the Service.
WorkCover WA holds a seminar every quarter to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia.
The Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) provides a range of nationally recognised qualifications for people working in claims management, return to work, rehabilitation and personal injury management.
WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Warren Edwardes to its Board.
On 10 December 2015, nearly 200 insurance brokers attended WorkCover WA’s annual Insurance Brokers’ Breakfast Seminar held at Crown Perth.
Every Christmas period WorkCover WA receives a spike in calls from financially distressed injured workers faced with missed weekly compensation payments.
The WorkCover WA gpsupport website now has even more information and resources for doctors treating patients with work-related conditions.