The Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management scheme is designed to help workers return to work successfully following a work-related injury or illness.
Under the scheme, workers are compensated for lost wages, medical expenses and associated costs while they are unable to work.
This section covers your legislated rights, obligations and entitlements within the scheme, including your returning to work objectives. You will also find information on how to resolve a dispute over your claim, and the resources and support available to you.Understanding your rights, obligations & entitlements
Go to Resolving a dispute.
Go to Returning to work.
Go to Resources and support.
Go to FAQs.
Go to Workplace fatality claims.
Research in Australia and overseas has found workers in the engineered stone benchtop industry can be exposed to levels of respirable crystalline silica which are hazardous to their health. Workers can be exposed to silica dust whilst dry cutting, grinding, sanding, and polishing stone bench tops and during the installation process.
The Fact Sheet for Workers outlines the process for making a compensation claim for workers with a provisional or confirmed diagnosis of silicosis, and the responsibility of insurers where a claim has been made.
Lung Foundation Australia: silicosis support services
Lung Foundation Australia provides Silicosis Support Services, which includes a Silicosis Support Nurse, Silicosis Social Worker and Silicosis Peer Support Groups.
The Living with Silicosis Fact Sheet was developed by the Lung Foundation Australia, and provides a brief overview of silica and silicosis, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, self-management.
For more information on lung health, visit the Lung Foundation website.