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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 10View Event »
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 »
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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 email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
Work related mental health conditions are typically challenging for general practitioners to diagnose and treat.
To assist GPs with the diagnosis and management of mental health claims, clinical guidelines for work related mental health conditions have been developed. Recommendations in the guideline are supported by WorkCover WA, approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council, and endorsed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Click below to access the guidelines on the WorkCover WA website.
It includes the indexation of the Prescribed Amount which is the maximum amount an injured worker can receive in terms of weekly payments for loss of earnings during the life of their claim.
The Prescribed Amount for this coming financial year has increased by just over 1.6% from $228,307.00 to $232,050.00. If you have any queries regarding the Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments Schedule, please contact the Advice and Assistance line on 1300 794 744. ... See MoreSee Less