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17 Aug

Notice – Billing practices for medical and radiology services

WorkCover WA has published a Notice which clarifies the requirements relating to billing practices for medical and radiology services. The notice addresses the following: Complete Medical Services Mul... Read More »

01 Aug

Procedure – Release of information about an employer’s insurer status

WorkCover WA has finalised changes to the way we process requests for information about the workers’ compensation insurer status of an employer. Often requests are vague, or a response is required o... Read More »

24 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 28 Au... Read More »

20
Aug

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 »
August 20 - August 22 View Event »

28
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 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am View Event »

12
Sep

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 »
September 12 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am View Event »

21 Aug

Employers cannot contract out of their liability under the Act by making a worker sign an agreement that says they are not entitled to claim workers’ compensation. Penalties for doing so could include:
• Fines up to $5000 for allowing workers to work under an avoidance arrangement
• Fines up to $2000 for receiving money or indemnity from a worker (or the worker’s company) in respect of any compensation liability.

Employers will be liable to pay workers’ compensation entitlements and must meet return to work obligations in accordance with the Act even if a worker is injured while working under an avoidance arrangement.
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17 Aug

Over the next 3 months, WorkCover WA inspectors will be visiting employers within the solar panel industry. Make sure your workers’ compensation policies are up to date and be ready to show your insurance Certificate of Currency! ... See MoreSee Less

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15 Aug

We're excited to announce the 2018 Personal Injury & Disability Management National Conference! Our premier industry conference will focus on the theme: 'The future is now', featuring keynotes from cancer survivor, inspirational speaker and international best-selling author Michael Crossland and global strategist and influencer Holly Ransom. Register now for an early bird discount! pief2018.aomevents.com.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

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13 Aug

WorkCover WA officers will be visiting Busselton, Margaret River and Dunsborough from 27 to 30 August 2018 to conduct inspections and provide education regarding 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 and brokers often exclude workers’ compensation liability, so it’s important to check you have the correct cover.

Our officers will be available to answer any questions regarding the above. To book a meeting or presentation at your business, please phone 9388 5502.
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6 Aug

Want to know more about finalising a claim and the settlement process? View our Options to finalise my claim: a video for injured workers video. It details the process and factors to consider. ... See MoreSee Less

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