Helping an injured worker return to work is a team effort. Health providers play a vital role in facilitating an injured worker’s return to work. The workers’ compensation and injury management scheme relies on health providers, employers and insurers working together to achieve the best outcome for the injured worker.
This section covers the roles and responsibilities of individual health providers, including the application of the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services when assessing and assisting injured workers.
To view information relevant to your role, click on the appropriate heading below.
WorkCover WA endorses the use of the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services
by medical and allied health practitioners delivering services to injured workers in Western Australia.
Learn more about applying the Clinical Framework to the assessment and assistance of injured workers.
Go to Clinical Framework.
Allied health providers
Find out about your role within the injury management and return to work process, and the resources available to you.
Go to General practitioners.
Approved medical specialists
Learn more about the allied health providers recognised by WorkCover WA.
Go to Allied health providers.
Workplace rehabilitation providers
Find out about the role of approved medical specialists, impairment assessments and available resources.
Go to Approved medical specialists.
Physiotherapy Treatment Management Plan
Find out about the role of workplace rehabilitation providers (WRPs) within the Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management scheme, and how to apply for approval by WorkCover WA.
Go to Workplace rehabilitation providers.
WorkCover WA Hearing Testers
The Physiotherapy Treatment Management Plan
is an important communication tool in the treatment of workers’ injuries.
Go to Physiotherapy Treatment Management Plan.
Applying fees and codes
Find out about the role of audiometric officers (hearing testers), and how to apply for approval by WorkCover WA to operate within the Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management scheme.
Go to WorkCover WA Hearing Testers.
Resolving a dispute
Find out about applying fees and codes to workers’ compensation treatments.
Go to Applying fees and codes.
Disputes can arise at any stage of a claim and over a broad range of matters. Find out about the avenues available to assist you with resolving a dispute.
Go to Resolving a dispute.
Many common questions are answered on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
Go to FAQs.