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15 Jun

Notice – Employer attendance at medical consultations

WorkCover WA is aware of the practise of some employers attending medical consultations with injured workers. There is no legal or operational basis for employers or their representatives to be presen... Read More »

05 Jun

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. The seminar is... Read More »

01 Jun

Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments for 2018-19

Injured workers have a range of statutory entitlements available to them in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme to assist them to recover from their workplace injury and return them ... Read More »

11
Jul

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 »
July 11 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am View Event »

17
Jul

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 »

27
Jul

Free Information Seminar for Injured Workers

On behalf of WorkCover WA, IFAP delivers this seminar to assist injured workers of all backgrounds to understand their rights and responsibilities in the following areas: workers’ compensation in Western Australia the claims process entitlements claims obligations and the rights of parties dispute resolution impairment assessment settlements injury management and...Read More »
July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm View Event »

12 Jun

WorkCover WA publishes the outcomes of prosecutions against employers who have not met their workers’ compensation obligations. All businesses who 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 19 month period, a café operated and employed workers whilst not holding a current workers’ compensation policy. The café was ordered to pay $41,153, equating to:

• $12,000 fine
• $696 in costs
• $28,456 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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8 Jun

WorkCover WA officers conducted an educational visit to Bunbury from 15 to 16 May 2018. The officers attended the Bunbury Biz Links Forum hosted by Business South West and conducted a pop up information booth at Bunbury Forum.

They also visited three insurers, five brokers, eight medical practices, three health care providers, Worksafe WA and South West MLC Adele Farina's office.

Thank you to all the businesses, practices and offices for your hospitality. The WorkCover WA officers enjoyed hearing about your experiences and answering your questions about WorkCover WA, workers' compensation and injury management.

If you have any questions, please call our Advice and Assistance line on 1300 794 744.
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