All employers are required to establish an injury management system. An injury management system is a written description of the steps to be followed when there is an injury in the workplace.

Penalties can apply to employers who do not establish an injury management system.

WorkCover WA has developed a Template Injury Management System, available on the Employer forms page under the ‘Injury management & return to work’ tab).

The detail included in the injury management system will vary depending on the size and nature of the employer’s business. Employers can change or add to the template to suit the needs of their workplace.

Workers Compensation: A Guide for Employers booklet imageThe WorkCover WA publication, Injury Management: A Guide for Employers, provides information to assist employers to understand their legal obligations and contains a three step approach to effective injury management.

A PDF copy is available from the Employer publications page or hard copies can be ordered through Advice and Assistance on 1300 794 744.

The educational video Return to work: employer guide also outlines how you can assist and support your worker with their injury management.