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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 »

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.