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06 Aug

The WorkCover WA Online Conciliation Module is available for use

The WorkCover WA Online Conciliation Service module (Conciliation module) is now available and adds another service to those already available via the WorkCover WA Online platform. The Conciliation mo... Read More »

31 Jul

Fact Sheet for Workers – Silicosis claims in the engineered stone benchtop industry

Research in Australia and overseas has found workers in the engineered stone benchtop industry can be exposed to levels of respirable crystalline silica which are hazardous to their health. Workers ca... Read More »

16 Jul

Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

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 »

27
Aug

Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

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 am View Event »

09
Sep

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 »
September 9 - September 11 View Event »

09
Oct

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 »
October 9 - October 11 View Event »
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16 Aug

WorkCover WA has published a fact sheet which outlines the claim process for workers with a provisional or confirmed diagnosis of silicosis.

You can find the fact sheet here: www.workcover.wa.gov.au/news/fact-sheet-for-workers-silicosis-claims-in-the-engineered-stone-benc...
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13 Aug

WorkCover WA officers recently visited Port Hedland.

They conducted 38 compliance checks over the three days, identifying four businesses potentially without a current policy of workers’ compensation insurance. Over 90 per cent of business owners were aware of their obligation to obtain and have workers’ compensation insurance if they employ workers.

They also met with general practitioners and industry representatives to discuss the claims process, respective roles within the scheme, filling out Certificates of Capacity and frequently asked questions on the WorkCover WA and gpsupport website.

Thank you to all businesses, practices and offices in the area for your engagement!

For more information about workers’ compensation, view our educational videos at www.workcover.wa.gov.au/resources/educational-videos/#insuranceguidevideo or call our Advice and Assistance line on 1300 794 744.
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5 Aug

A restaurant was recently fined $225,875 for not holding a valid workers’ compensation insurance policy.

Workers’ compensation insurance protects a business from financial costs when a worker has a work-related injury or disease. It also protects injured workers by providing weekly payments to cover loss of earning capacity, payment of reasonable medical and rehabilitation expenses, and other entitlements.

Employers can obtain insurance by engaging a WorkCover WA approved insurer directly, or through a broker. For more information, visit www.workcover.wa.gov.au/employers/getting-an-insurance-policy/
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31 Jul

FAQ: Does the employer need to attend the worker’s medical consultations?

There is no legal or operational basis for employers or their representatives to be present during a medical consultation between an injured worker and a treating doctor. This applies even when treatment is recommended or facilitated by the employer.

Despite the above, employers are also interested in an injured worker’s capacity for work and return to work options, which may involve interaction with medical practitioners. However this does not extend to being present in the medical consultation between the worker and the treating medical practitioner. For more information, click here: www.workcover.wa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Notice-Employer-attendance-at-medical-consulta...
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