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14 Jun

Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2019-2020

Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients come into effect on 1 July 2019. Public hospital fees for compensable and motor vehicle third party insurance patients in WA are regulated by the ... Read More »

07 Jun

Guideline for work-related mental health conditions

Work-related mental health conditions are less prevalent than physical injuries, however, these conditions are typically challenging to diagnose and treat. The majority of injured workers seek care fr... Read More »

31 May

Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments for 2019-20

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 ... Read More »

08
Jul

IFAP’s Injury Management Coordinator Course

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 »
July 8 - July 10 View Event »

02
Aug

IFAP’s Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Course for WRPs

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 2 View Event »

07
Aug

IFAP’s Injury Management Coordinator Course

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 9 View Event »

25 Jun

Employers, if you disagree with the validity of a claim that you receive from your worker, you must still fill in the claim form and lodge it with your insurer within five working days.

When the insurer considers the claim, you will be given an opportunity to voice any concerns or views you have about its validity.
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21 Jun

WorkCover WA publishes the outcomes of prosecutions against employers who have not met their workers’ compensation obligations. All businesses that employ workers must have workers’ compensation insurance under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, and failure to do so can result in serious consequences and penalties.

For nearly four years, a restaurant operated and employed workers whilst not holding a current workers’ compensation policy. The restaurant was ordered to pay $30,685, equating to:
• $13,000 fine
• $17,685 in avoided premium
These situations are easily avoidable, by ensuring you have a current workers’ compensation policy. Speak to an approved insurer, or an insurance broker. A list of approved insurers is on our website.
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17 Jun

WorkCover WA officers will be visiting Port Hedland, South Hedland and Dampier in the Pilbara region from 1 to 3 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 & Education at communications@workcover.wa.gov.au
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