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WorkCover WA Conference - Speaker announcement
WorkCover WA is excited to announce Mr Mark McCrindle, social researcher as the opening keynote speaker at the WorkCover WA Conference in May 2019. Click the image for more information about Mr McCrindle and to register.
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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Annual Report 2017/18
The WorkCover WA Annual Report 2017/18 was tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018 by the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations, the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA.
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WorkCover WA is excited to announce the release of the program for the WorkCover WA Conference. The Conference will be held on 8 and 9 May 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. Click here to be the fi... Read More »
WorkCover WA is supporting the Department of Communities in raising awareness about the prevalence of elder abuse in Western Australia. Elder abuse is a community-wide issue that can have a long and l... Read More »
The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Act 2013 inserted Part III Division 4 –Specified diseases contracted by firefighters– into the Workers Compensation and Injury M... Read More »
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 » February 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amView 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 » March 15View 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 » March 18 - March 20View Event »
The WorkCover WA Conference will provide a platform to share knowledge and information on themes relevant to workers’ compensation and injury management matters. It will provide an invaluable opportunity to meet with other industry representatives in one place - at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth.
Over two days, 8 and 9 May 2019, the Conference will showcase dynamic presentations from leading thinkers and experts in the field. Click below for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
WorkCover WA officers will be visiting Albany, Denmark and Mount Barker in the Great Southern region from 19 to 22 February 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
Elder abuse is a community-wide issue that can have a long and lasting impact on older people, and affects up to 75,000 Western Australians.*
The majority of cases reported in WA involve financial and psychological elder abuse, with family members found to be the most common perpetrators.* It can also include physical, social, sexual or physical abuse, or neglect.
Did you know workers’ compensation insurance does not automatically renew each year like other insurances? You need to contact your insurer or broker for renewal before your policy expires. View our video ‘Workers’ compensation insurance: a guide for employers’ for further assistance, or call our Advisory line on 1300 794 744. ... See MoreSee Less
It is a legal requirement for an employer with workers to have workers’ compensation insurance. If you don’t have workers’ compensation insurance, you will be liable for all entitlements paid to a worker who has a work related injury.
Costs could include: • in excess of $600,000 in benefits if a worker is injured • legal costs involved in court action • liability for the cost of any action taken at common law • fines of up to $5000 per worker • an amount equal to any avoided premiums going back five years • separate and further offences for every week you remain uninsured after the date of conviction.
Avoiding these costs is easy by ensuring you have a current workers’ compensation insurance policy. Contact your insurer or broker to confirm your policy is current. ... See MoreSee Less