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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The WorkCover WA Facebook page provides education and information to stakeholders, and keeps followers updated about Agency activities.
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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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 11View 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 » October 9 - October 11View Event »
In WA it is optional to cover working directors for workers’ compensation. To be covered for workers’ compensation, working directors must:
• be a director of a private (Pty Ltd) company • undertake work for the business and receive earnings as a director that are in substance for personal manual labour or services • be named on the workers’ compensation policy • declare estimated remuneration at inception of the policy • declare actual remuneration at the end of each policy period (renewal).
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!
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.
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.