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03 Jul

New Educational Videos

Following the launch of WorkCover WA’s educational videos at the Return to Work Conference, WorkCover WA has released an additional two videos to provide information and assistance for injured worke... Read More »

29 Jun

Compensation for Dependants Legislation Proclaimed

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Act 2018 commences on 1 July 2018. This legislation ensures dependent family members of workers who die in work related accidents recei... Read More »

28 Jun

Review of Nationally Consistent Approval Framework for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers

The Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities is undertaking a review of the Nationally Consistent Approval Framework for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers (NCAF). A discussion paper has been ... Read More »


Employer Essentials Seminar

WorkCover WA is holding a free Employer Essentials Seminar to help employers better understand their rights and obligations in relation to workers’ compensation and injury management.
July 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am View Event »


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 24 - July 26 View Event »


Approved Audiometric Officer Online Training Course

This two-hour training course has been designed to provide Audiologists, Approved Audiometric Officers and administration/support officers with the necessary skills to submit air conduction hearing test results with WorkCover WA through the Approved Audiometric Officers Online (AAO) application. A short assessment will be conducted at the conclusion of the online...Read More »
August 1 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am View Event »

16 Jul

Case conferences can be utilised to help an injured worker return to work and parties involved understand their role in the ‘return to work’ process. Watch our Case conferences video to find out how and when to use a case conference in a workers’ compensation claim. ... See MoreSee Less

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13 Jul

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.

Over a 28 month period, a car wash business operated and employed workers whilst not holding a current workers’ compensation policy. The car wash was ordered to pay $89,223, equating to:
• $25,000 fine
• $812 in costs
• $63,411 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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6 Jul

WorkCover WA inspectors will be in Mundijong on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 July to conduct inspections on businesses. Please ensure your workers’ compensation insurance policy is current and your Certificate of Currency is ready to produce. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 Jul

FAQ: I haven’t received my weekly workers’ compensation payments. What do I do?

Once your claim is accepted, your employer is required to pay your weekly compensation payments to you as if you were still at work, on your normal pay day and in the same way as you received your wages prior to your injury or illness. Penalties apply for employers who do not make payments on the regular pay day.

If you do not receive your weekly compensation payments in this manner, you should:

a. Speak to your employer
Advise your employer that you have not received your weekly payments and check if there is an issue making your weekly payments.

b. Speak to your employer’s insurer
If you cannot resolve the issue with your employer, you should contact your employer’s insurer to discuss your concerns and to seek their assistance in resolving the issue.

c. Keep records
Record the date and time of each contact you make, and attempt to make, with your employer and their insurer.

d. Contact WorkCover WA.
If you have attempted to resolve the issue with your employer and their insurer without success, contact WorkCover WA’s Advice and Assistance line on 1300 794 744 for further advice and assistance.
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29 Jun

Have you been injured at work and want to know what steps to take to recover, rehabilitate and get back to work? Our Return to Work video will explain the process and what help is available for you. ... See MoreSee Less

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