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The WorkCover WA Online Conciliation Module is available for use

The WorkCover WA Online Conciliation Service module (Conciliation module) is now available and adds another service to those already available via the WorkCover WA Online platform. The Conciliation module facilitates lodgement of an application for conciliation and supporting documents, as well as ongoing administrative management of a dispute. The Workers’…Read More »

Fact Sheet for Workers – Silicosis claims in the engineered stone benchtop industry

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…Read More »

Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

WorkCover WA holds a seminar every quarter to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia. The next Welcome to WorkCover WA seminar will be held on Tuesday 27 August 2019 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Legislation and premium rates Claims process and…Read More »

Conciliation Services Online from 5 August 2019

The WorkCover WA Online Conciliation module is due to go live on 5 August 2019 and will replace other methods for the lodgement and management of conciliation applications. In consultation with stakeholders, significant progress has been made in the last few months and the system administration functions are almost ready…Read More »

Consultation on the Principles for Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers

The Heads of Workers Compensation Authorities (HWCA) is inviting stakeholders to participate in the consultation on the DRAFT Principles for Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers. These principles have been developed with the purpose of supporting Workplace Rehabilitation Providers in the delivery of services to individuals with a compensable injury. The DRAFT…Read More »

Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2019-2020

Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients come into effect on 1 July 2019. Public hospital fees for compensable and motor vehicle third party insurance patients in WA are regulated by the Department of Health under the Health Services Act 2016 and are set out in the Health Services (Fees…Read More »

Guideline for work-related mental health conditions

Work-related mental health conditions are less prevalent than physical injuries, however, these conditions are typically challenging to diagnose and treat. The majority of injured workers seek care from their general practitioner (GP). In acknowledgment of these factors, the Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions…Read More »

Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments for 2019-20

Injured workers have a range of statutory entitlements available to them in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme to assist them to recover from their workplace injury and return them to suitable and sustainable employment. The Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments 2019/20 Schedule provides the list of indexed entitlements to…Read More »

WorkCover WA Conference 2019 Wrap-Up

On 8 and 9 May 2019, Western Australia’s workers’ compensation and injury management community gathered to share knowledge and information on emerging trends and the future of workers’ compensation and injury management. The Conference provided a platform which highlighted current themes and trends in injury management and workers’ compensation, providing…Read More »

New occupational cancer e-learning module

In some Australian workplaces, employees are exposed to a diverse range of carcinogens at higher concentrations and for longer periods of time than the general public. It has been estimated that 3.6 million Australians are exposed to at least one carcinogen at work and approximately 5000 cancers each year are…Read More »