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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 »

Insurer and Self-Insurer Principles and Standards of Practice – Priority 5 and 6

Released today, part 6 of our Insurer and Self-Insurer Principles and Standards of Practice conversation series which explores Priority 5 – Scheme Regulation and Administration, and Priority 6 – Records Management. The Principles and Standards provide a cohesive set of insurer and self-insurer service expectations intended to ensure a fair…Read More »

Insurer and Self-Insurer Principles and Standards of Practice – Priority 4

Released today, part 5 of our Insurer and Self-Insurer Principles and Standards of Practice conversation series which explores Priority 4 – Underwriting. The Principles and Standards provide a cohesive set of insurer and self-insurer service expectations intended to ensure a fair workers’ compensation experience for workers and employers. To learn…Read More »

Insurer and Self-Insurer Principles and Standards of Practice – Priority 3

Released today, part 4 of our Insurer and Self-Insurer Principles and Standards of Practice conversation series which explores Priority 3 – Injury Management. The Principles and Standards provide a cohesive set of insurer and self-insurer service expectations intended to ensure a fair workers’ compensation experience for workers and employers. To…Read More »

Welcome to WorkCover WA seminar

Unless COVID-19 restrictions are in place, the next Welcome to WorkCover WA seminar will be held on 25 August 2020 from 9.30am to 11.30am at WorkCover WA in Shenton Park. These seminars are held quarterly to provide stakeholders with an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia, and…Read More »

Insurer and Self-Insurer Principles and Standards of Practice

WorkCover WA CEO, Chris White released the Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice on 1 July 2020. Together the Principles and Standards provide a cohesive set of service expectations to support insurers and self-insurers to provide high quality workers’ compensation services and experiences and safeguard the viability of…Read More »