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18 Dec

Costs Determination for the Workers’ Compensation Conciliation and Arbitration Service

The Workers’ Compensation (Legal Profession and Registered Agents) Costs Determination 2018 (the Costs Determination) was recently published in the Government Gazette and comes into operation on... Read More »

18 Dec

New educational video

WorkCover WA has released a new educational video for workers and employers focusing on Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). The video outlines information for workers if their hearing has been affected... Read More »

12 Dec

New Online Conciliation Services

WorkCover WA’s Conciliation and Arbitration Services (CAS) provide dispute resolution services to parties involved in a workers’ compensation dispute. Each year, more than 2000 applications for co... Read More »

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WorkCover WA Conference

WorkCover WA Conference WorkCover WA will host up to 400 delegates at the WorkCover WA Conference 2019 on 8 and 9 May 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. Earlybird rates for the Conference are now available – register today to secure your place at the discounted rate! The first...Read More »
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18 Dec

WorkCover WA investigators recently visited Williams, Wagin, Brookton, Cuballing, Popanyinning, Pingelly, Beverley and York.

They conducted 52 compliance checks over the two days, identifying one business without a current policy of workers’ compensation insurance.

They also met with farmers in Brookton to discuss contracting arrangements, and visited medical centres and local hospitals to provide education and fact sheets.

Thank you to all businesses, practices and offices in the area for your engagement! For more information about workers’ compensation, view our Educational videos at www.workcover.wa.gov.au/resources/educational-videos/ or call our Advice and Assistance line on 1300 794 744.
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17 Dec

FAQ: What happens if there’s a dispute?

Sometimes there may be a dispute that requires independent help to be resolved. View our dispute resolution video at www.workcover.wa.gov.au/resources/educational-videos/#disputeresolutionvideo. This video details WorkCover WA’s conciliation and arbitration services which assist to resolve disputes fairly.
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12 Dec

Conciliation and Arbitration Services (CAS) will be transitioning to an online platform for administrative services related to conciliation in mid-2019.

An information seminar for practitioners will also be held in March 2019.
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10 Dec

WorkCover WA is reminding business owners in the supermarket and grocery industry, especially as the busy holiday period approaches, that they must have a current workers’ compensation insurance policy in place.

This includes coverage for casual workers and family members who work in the business, and in some circumstances, contractors and sub-contractors.

If, for example, one of your workers falls off a ladder, slips on a wet floor, or hurts themselves lifting and unpacking deliveries whilst you don’t have insurance, you will be held personally liable for the claim. This can be financially devastating for your business, as uninsured claims can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s simply not worth the risk.

Avoiding such costs is as easy is contacting your insurer or broker to ensure a current insurance policy is in place. If you do not have an insurer, our website provides details of insurers which can help you.
Unlike other insurances, workers’ compensation insurance does not automatically renew each year - you need to contact your insurer or broker to obtain a new policy and Certificate of Currency before your current one expires.

If you need assistance, contact WorkCover WA on 1300 794 744 or visit www.workcover.wa.gov.au to view our resources, including educational video 'Workers' compensation insurance: a guide for employers' - www.workcover.wa.gov.au/resources/educational-videos/#insuranceguidevideo
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