Are your workers covered?

Employers have a number of legal obligations to meet under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

This section covers your legislated rights and obligations within the scheme, including your role in managing the injured worker’s return to work, and the costs of non-compliance.

You will also find information on workers’ compensation insurance policies and premiums, managing claims and resolving disputes.

To view our regulatory policy for employers, go to WorkCover WA at a glance.

Understanding your rights & obligations
Find out everything you need to know about your rights and obligations within the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme.

Go to Understanding your rights and obligations.

Getting an insurance policy
Find out how to obtain a workers’ compensation policy from an approved insurer and how your insurance premium is calculated.

Go to Getting an insurance policy.

Receiving and managing claims
Find out about your obligations for managing workers’ compensation claims, including the retention of the injured worker’s position.

Go to Receiving and managing claims.

Return to work
Find out about your obligation to develop a Return to Work Program for the injured worker, and what to expect from the worker and the treating medical practitioner.

Go to Return to work.

Resolving a dispute
Disputes can arise at any stage of a claim and over a broad range of matters. Find out about the formal avenues available to assist you with resolving a dispute.

Go to Resolving a dispute.

Compliance activities
Find out about the costs of non-compliance with your legislated workers’ compensation and injury management obligations.

Go to Compliance activities.

Education & resources
Learn more about the educational resources available to assist you to meet your workers’ compensation and injury management obligations.

Go to Education & resources.

Many common questions are answered on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

Go to FAQs.