The WorkCover WA Annual Report 2018/19 was tabled in Parliament on 25 September 2019 by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations, the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA.
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Scheme Trends Report now available
WorkCover WA’s annual Scheme Trends Report is now available to download. It provides an overview of key trends and statistics in the WA workers’ compensation scheme. Click the image to access the report.
Educational videos available
WorkCover WA’s educational videos provide a quick overview of key processes and information for stakeholders relating to workers’ compensation in Western Australia. Click the image to be directed to the ‘Educational videos’ page.
Recommended premium rates 2019/20
WorkCover WA has just announced the recommended workers’ compensation premium rates for 2019/20. Click this image for more.
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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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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 25 Fe... Read More »
The Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Industrial Relations has announced that Sharryn Jackson has been appointed as the new chairperson of WorkCover WA, effective from January 4, 2020 for a three-ye... Read More »
WorkCover WA’s email system will be upgraded during the Christmas reduced services period between 27 December 2019 and 1 January 2020. All emails sent to WorkCover WA during this time should be copi... 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 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amView Event »
A restaurant was recently fined $19,700 for not holding a current workers’ compensation insurance policy. Workers’ compensation insurance protects employers from the financial cost of 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 an insurance broker. For more information, visit bit.ly/2pmc45C ... See MoreSee Less
FAQ: Can I be dismissed while I’m not able to work?
Yes. While an employer is expected to keep your job open for 12 months (from the day you become entitled to receive weekly payments of compensation) or provide alternative employment, they can terminate your employment.
However, the employer must complete a ‘notice of intention to dismiss’, provide 28 days’ notice, advise WorkCover WA and provide you with a copy of the notice.
An employer is still required to keep an injured worker’s original position open or provide an alternative position if it is reasonable. Your workers’ compensation entitlements can continue if you are dismissed. For more information, please call WorkCover WA’s Advice and Assistance line on 1300 794 744. ... See MoreSee Less
Summer is a busy time of year, particularly for fruit and vegetable growers, and it is not uncommon for employers to take on contract labour to help meet demands during peak seasons.
It’s important to remember as an employer you are still legally required to have workers’ compensation insurance for these workers and penalties apply if you do not have a current policy. Insurance cover can easily be arranged through an approved insurer or with the help of an insurance broker.
The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 was amended in October 2011 to remove all age based restrictions on entitlements.
The changes apply prospectively to injuries occurring after 1 October 2011. The changes to the Act mean injured workers aged 65 years and older are able to access workers’ compensation on the same terms as all other injured workers. For more information, visit bit.ly/2E2ymwP or call WorkCover WA’s Advice and Assistance line on 1300 794 744. ... See MoreSee Less