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Modernising WA’s Workers Compensation Laws – Additional information sessions

Due to the success of the first five information sessions, WorkCover WA is hosting two additional sessions on the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Bill 2021 (Consultation Draft). Wednesday 8 September – Virtual session: 9:00am – 10:00am Thursday 9 September – Face-to-face session: 2:30pm – 4:00pm These sessions will provide…Read More »

Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards – Information Sessions

Following the official release on 1 July 2021, WorkCover WA is holding information sessions for the new Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice (Principles and Standards). The Principles and Standards outline the priority areas and expectations of workplace rehabilitation providers within the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme….Read More »

Modernising WA’s Workers Compensation Laws: have your say

The Government is seeking public submissions on the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Bill 2021 – Consultation Draft. The draft Bill modernises WA’s workers compensation laws and is based on recommendations from WorkCover WA’s 2014 Review of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981: Final Report. The draft Bill…Read More »

Workplace Rehabilitation Providers and Principles and Standards – Launch Event

On Thursday 29 July, WorkCover WA hosted a successful event at Fraser’s Restaurant in Kings Park, for the official launch of the Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice (Principles and Standards). The Principles and Standards provide clear service expectations for delivering workplace rehabilitation services and are designed to…Read More »

Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2021-22

Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients take effect from 28 July 2021. These fees are regulated by the Department of Health under the Health Services Act 2016. A copy of the schedule is available at: Rates, fees & payments – WorkCover WA

Released – Workplace Rehabilitation Providers and Principles and Standards

WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the release of the Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice (Principles and Standards) which come into effect today. The new Principles and Standards can be found here. The Principles and Standards are the result of a successful collaboration between WorkCover WA and…Read More »

CAS Service Update

Resumption of in-person conciliation conferences Conciliation and Arbitration Services will continue the staged return of in-person hearings from 12 July 2021 to include conciliation conferences. Final Arbitration hearings and Pre-Arbitration conferences will continue as in-person hearings. Unless otherwise directed by the conduct Arbitrator, all directions and interlocutory hearings remain telephone…Read More »

Seeking general practitioners for work-related mental health trial

Are you a doctor who sees patients with depression, anxiety or stress that has arisen as a result of work? WorkCover WA have joined Monash University as a research partner in supporting the implementation of a new NHMRC-funded Partnership trial, Implementing work-related Mental health guidelines in general PRactiCE (IMPRovE). Monash…Read More »

New WorkCover WA Board member

WorkCover WA is pleased to welcome Mr Richard Sellers to its Board, following his appointment as Director General of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety on 31 May 2021. Mr Sellers replaces Mr David Smith who has been a valuable Board member since July 2017. WorkCover WA recognises…Read More »

Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments for 2021-22

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 2021/22 Schedule provides the list of indexed entitlements to…Read More »