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Welcome to WorkCover WA webinar – 24 Nov 2020

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Welcome to WorkCover WA webinar. This FREE webinar will give you an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia and includes the following topics: How the scheme operates Understanding relevant legislation and scheme trends How the claim process works…Read More »

New medical and allied health fees

Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management (Scales of Fees) Regulations 1998 come into effect on 1 November 2020. The amendments apply a 1.83 percent increase to all medical and allied health fees, based on application of WorkCover WA’s composite index.  Click here to access current and archived medical and allied health fee schedules. 

Legislative changes (COVID-19) – effective 12 October 2020

Amendments to the Act and Regulations come into effect on 12 October 2020. The amendments address a small number of priority issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Establish a presumption of work-related injury for COVID-19 contracted by health care workers Discontinue the common law termination day Provide for a…Read More »

Safe Work Month – ‘Staying focused on workplace health and safety’.

While it’s important to acknowledge and reflect on the wide-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on Australian businesses, employers and workers, WorkSafe and WorkCover WA wish to remind the Western Australian community, that the health and safety of Western Australian workplaces remains a priority, even during these unique times. WorkSafe has created…Read More »

WorkCover WA Online security changes

From January 2021, Multi-factor authentication (MFA) will become mandatory for all WorkCover WA Online users. MFA and strengthened password requirements were implemented in the WorkCover WA Online system in December 2019 to improve the security of your online credentials and information. Registered users are currently able to opt-in to use…Read More »

Injury Matters – 2020 WA Falls Report

Highlighting the incidence of falls in WA and the need for additional falls prevention initiatives, Injury Matters has released the 2020 WA Falls Report. The report’s findings indicate that on average a Western Australian dies every 26 hours, is hospitalised every 19 minutes, presents to an emergency department every 12…Read More »

Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice – Reference Group Meeting 1

Following a consultative process and a call for expressions of interest, WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the reference group members overseeing the development of the Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice. The members are: Mr Stephen Psaila-Savona, Chair, WorkCover WA Ms Lisa Lange, representative of the Australian…Read More »

Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Regulations 2020

On 7 April 2020 and in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Director issued a Notice which enabled parties to lodge Memoranda of Agreement via e-mail. Section 92(f) Deeds and Common Law applications were able to be lodged via WorkCover WA Online (WCWA Online) from 22 June 2020. In order…Read More »

Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Arbitration Amendment Rules 2020

Arbitration Services Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic online Arbitration services were progressed as a priority to facilitate remote document lodgement for all disputes and to ensure essential CAS functionality was available to stakeholders as soon as possible. The Arbitration online functionality was added to the existing WorkCover WA Online (WCWA…Read More »

Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 Response Bill passes Parliament

A Bill to enable a presumption of work-related injury for health care workers who contract COVID-19 and claim workers’ compensation has been passed by the WA Parliament. The Bill also addresses a number of COVID-19 related barriers which impact on the WA workers’ compensation scheme. When proclaimed the Bill will:…Read More »