WorkCover WA would like to thank all delegates, exhibitors and speakers for making the WorkCover WA Conference a great success!
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Recommended premium rates 2019/20
WorkCover WA has just announced the recommended workers’ compensation premium rates for 2019/20. Click this image for more.
New educational video - Noise Induced Hearing Loss
WorkCover WA has released a new educational video about Noise Induced Hearing Loss. This video is useful for workers and employers as it explains testing requirements and the process for claiming compensation.
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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 27 Au... Read More »
The WorkCover WA Online Conciliation module is due to go live on 5 August 2019 and will replace other methods for the lodgement and management of conciliation applications. In consultation with stakeh... Read More »
The Heads of Workers Compensation Authorities (HWCA) is inviting stakeholders to participate in the consultation on the DRAFT Principles for Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers. These pri... Read More »
This course aims to introduce the law of workers’ compensation and injury management to workplace rehabilitation providers. Participants will be introduced to critical legal and injury management principles. This knowledge will then be applied to challenging case studies that require application of the principles. Designed for: This course is designed...Read More » August 2View Event »
This course is specifically designed for people who have responsibility (either directly or indirectly) for injured workers in their organisation. It provides the participant with an introduction to the rights and obligations enshrined in the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 and its regulations for all parties involved in...Read More » August 7 - August 9View Event »
The Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar is an event hosted by WorkCover WA based on stakeholder demand. It provides an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in WA and all interested parties are welcome to attend. Topics include: How the scheme operates Legislation and premium rates Claims process and statistics...Read More » August 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amView Event »
Returning to work promptly and safely has positive health benefits for workers who have been injured in their workplace.
An employer is required to establish a Return to Work Program if the worker’s doctor has indicated on the First or Progress Certificate of Capacity that the worker is: • partially fit to return to work in their usual job; or • totally or partially fit to return to an alternative job.
For more information, refer to the Return to work: Employer guide video.
Did you know in 2017/18, 62% of musculoskeletal claims were caused by body stressing? Check out our Scheme Trends brochure for more statistics and facts about the WA workers’ compensation scheme in 2017/18:
When your claim has been accepted, forward all accounts and invoices relating to medical treatment and other workers’ compensation entitlements to your employer, or their insurer, as soon as possible. As with all correspondence, it is important to keep and file copies for your own reference.
Did you know a workplace, or part of a workplace, is considered noisy if the worker receives a daily noise dose of 90dB(A) or above in an eight hour day? This is about the level of noise created by an idling heavy truck one metre away. A workplace is also considered noisy if noise peaks at 140dB(A) at any time. This is equivalent to a blast or siren being sounded close to the worker. Noisy workplaces are known as prescribed workplaces. An employer in a prescribed workplace has a responsibility to arrange and pay for hearing tests for their workers.
WorkCover WA officers will be visiting Exmouth, Carnarvon, Shark Bay and Denham in the Gascoyne region from 15 to 19 July 2019. They will be performing compliance checks on businesses in the area to ensure workers’ compensation insurance policies are up-to-date, and provide education to general practitioners and brokers about workers’ compensation.
It is important to remember: • employers in WA must have workers’ compensation insurance • workers’ compensation insurance does not automatically renew each year • public liability insurance is not the same as workers’ compensation insurance • family members paid to work in a business must be insured • contractors and sub-contractors can be ‘workers’ and may require cover • ‘business packages’ from insurers often exclude workers’ compensation liability, so it’s important to check you have the correct cover.
WorkCover WA welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to answer any questions you may have in relation to workers’ compensation. If you would like to meet with WorkCover WA or arrange a presentation, please email Communications and Education at firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less