The scheme ensures workers who suffer a work-related injury or illness are compensated for lost earnings, medical expenses, and other associated costs, and assists injured workers to achieve a safe and sustained return to work.
WorkCover WA regulates employer compliance with the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act). Any employer who breaches their legal obligations under the Act is liable to have ... Read More »
Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management (Scales of Fees) Regulations 1998 come into effect on 1 November 2023. The amendments apply a 4.62 percent increase to all medical and a... Read More »
Workers’ Voice is a research study that aims to re-imagine workers’ compensation in Australia. The project aims to gather people’s experiences of workers’ compensation claims to design and... Read More »
“The feeling that you are valued is powerful.” – Kurt FearnleyInternational Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December every year, with aims to increase community awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. WorkCover WA was honoured to hear from three-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley as a keynote speaker at our Conference in October. Kurt’s words have stayed with us as we continue to foster an inclusive workplace for our staff with a disability, and build our diversity profile to reflect the community we serve. Learn more about how you can be part of creating a diverse and inclusive future for all. www.idpwd.com.au/... See MoreSee Less
• One in six Australian women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a current or previous partner since the age of 15. • Family and domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children. • Two in five Australians do not know where to access help for a domestic violence issue. The 16 Days in WA campaign aims to raise awareness and motivate positive action to end violence against women. Now in its seventh year, the campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December. We all have a part to play, and WorkCover WA is proud to once again have representatives joining the 33rd March Against Domestic and Family Violence in Perth on 5 December.Everyone is invited to join with the WA Community to take a stand and stop violence against women. To find out more, visit www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-communities/16-days-wa... See MoreSee Less
International Men's Day is this Sunday 19 November. This year’s theme in Australia is ‘Healthy Men, Healthy World’.As well as working to initiate important conversations surrounding masculinity and the social issues men face, International Men’s Day encourages us to take a moment to actively acknowledge the men in our lives.In the lead up to Sunday, we take this opportunity to celebrate the incredible male staff here at WorkCover WA, who add immeasurable value to the humanity, diversity and excellence that is integral to our workplace.Check out the sub-themes and toolkits available on IMD 2023 now: www.internationalmensday.info/healthy_men... See MoreSee Less
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