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WorkCover WA Conference program released!

WorkCover WA is excited to announce the release of the program for the WorkCover WA Conference. The Conference will be held on 8 and 9 May 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. Click here to be the first to view the full program and speakers. The 2019 Conference theme…Read More »

Combating elder abuse

WorkCover WA is supporting the Department of Communities in raising awareness about the prevalence of elder abuse in Western Australia. Elder abuse is a community-wide issue that can have a long and lasting impact on older people, and affects up to 75,000 Western Australians.* The majority of cases reported in…Read More »

Review of specified diseases contracted by firefighters legislation

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Act 2013 inserted Part III Division 4 –Specified diseases contracted by firefighters– into the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 – and came into operation on 13 November 2013. The legislative amendments provide a rebuttable presumption of work related exposure for firefighters…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 19 February 2019 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Legislation and premium rates Claims process and…Read More »

Return to Work Conference 2019

The highly anticipated WorkCover WA Conference will take place on 8 and 9 May 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. The Conference theme ‘Facing Forward’ extends an injury management focus to broader themes relevant to workers’ compensation. Right now the Conference provides great value with early bird registration available….Read More »

Costs Determination for the Workers’ Compensation Conciliation and Arbitration Service

The Workers’ Compensation (Legal Profession and Registered Agents) Costs Determination 2018 (the Costs Determination) was recently published in the Government Gazette and comes into operation on 1 January 2019. The Costs Determination governs the awarding of legal costs and agent services in the Workers’ Compensation Conciliation and Arbitration Services. The…Read More »

New educational video

WorkCover WA has released a new educational video for workers and employers focusing on Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). The video outlines information for workers if their hearing has been affected due to a noisy workplace. It also explains testing requirements of employers and the process for claiming compensation. The…Read More »

New Online Conciliation Services

WorkCover WA’s Conciliation and Arbitration Services (CAS) provide dispute resolution services to parties involved in a workers’ compensation dispute. Each year, more than 2000 applications for conciliation are filed by post, over the counter, email or fax. As part of the State Government’s commitment to ‘A Digital WA’ and WorkCover…Read More »

Reminder – WorkCover WA’s services will be limited on 27, 28 and 31 December this year.

WorkCover WA’s services will be limited on 27, 28 and 31 December this year. You are encouraged to note the dates and be aware a reduced number of staff in the Conciliation and Arbitration Services Registry will be available during standard business hours to accept documents. The Advice and Assistance…Read More »

WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 27, 28 and 31 December this year

With Christmas fast approaching, it is important to note WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 27, 28 and 31 December this year. Staff in the Conciliation and Arbitration Services Registry will be available during standard business hours to accept documents. The Advice and Assistance line will also remain open…Read More »