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Case conferences

In May 2017, WorkCover WA launched four short animated educational videos focused on educating scheme participants about injury management and return to work processes, including a video specific to case conferences. Case conferences are an important step in supporting a worker to stay at or return to work. The video…Read More »

New injury management videos

Earlier this year, at the Return to Work Conference, WorkCover WA launched a series of online animated educational videos. The four short videos were developed to provide information about claims, injury management and return to work processes, as well as offer guidance and support to relevant scheme participants. The videos…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 29 August 2017 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Accreditation and monitoring Employer obligations and recent…Read More »

Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2017-2018

Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients come into effect on 1 July 2017. 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. The Health Services (Fees and Charges) Order 2017 sets out the…Read More »

A Bill to increase compensation for workplace fatalities

The Hon Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations released a media statement on 12 June 2017 publicly announcing the development of a Bill to amend the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981. The Bill is intended to increase lump sum compensation for dependants and increase the weekly…Read More »

Prescribed amount schedule for 2017-18

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 Prescribed Amount is the maximum amount an injured worker can receive in terms of…Read More »

Return to Work Conference a success

On 3 and 4 May 2017, Western Australia’s workers’ compensation and injury management community gathered to promote positive pathways in returning injured workers to work. The event was a resounding success, with nearly 400 delegates attending over two days to view 21 exhibitions and listen to 23 presentations by Australia’s leading…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 June 2017 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Accreditation and monitoring Employer obligations and recent…Read More »

UWA Work Design survey – we want your input!

WorkCover WA’s Return to Work Conference 2017 is fast approaching. The Conference will provide an excellent professional development opportunity for injury management and workers’ compensation professionals. On Day 1 of the Conference, keynote speaker UWA Laureate Professor Sharon Parker will shed light on the factors that drive good work design,…Read More »

Return to Work Conference 2017

On 3 and 4 May 2017, 350 workers’ compensation and injury management professionals will gather at Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth to discuss return to work challenges, encourage best practice, and promote positive pathways for returning injured workers to work. You are encouraged to take advantage of this fantastic professional…Read More »