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Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2019-2020

Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients come into effect on 1 July 2019. 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 and are set out in the Health Services (Fees…Read More »

Guideline for work-related mental health conditions

Work-related mental health conditions are less prevalent than physical injuries, however, these conditions are typically challenging to diagnose and treat. The majority of injured workers seek care from their general practitioner (GP). In acknowledgment of these factors, the Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions…Read More »

Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments for 2019-20

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 2019/20 Schedule provides the list of indexed entitlements to…Read More »

WorkCover WA Conference 2019 Wrap-Up

On 8 and 9 May 2019, Western Australia’s workers’ compensation and injury management community gathered to share knowledge and information on emerging trends and the future of workers’ compensation and injury management. The Conference provided a platform which highlighted current themes and trends in injury management and workers’ compensation, providing…Read More »

New occupational cancer e-learning module

In some Australian workplaces, employees are exposed to a diverse range of carcinogens at higher concentrations and for longer periods of time than the general public. It has been estimated that 3.6 million Australians are exposed to at least one carcinogen at work and approximately 5000 cancers each year are…Read More »

Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

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 28 May 2019 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Legislation and…Read More »

2019/20 Recommended Premium Rates

WorkCover WA Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Chris White today made a media statement announcing a 3.7 per cent increase in the 2019/20 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia. The average recommended premium rate for 2019/20 will be 1.645 per cent of total wages (up…Read More »

New Developments – Conciliation Service Is Moving Online

WorkCover WA’s Conciliation Service and Arbitration Service provide dispute resolution services to workers, employers and their insurers. The CAS registry handles huge volumes of paper to enable dispute related documents to be processed, recorded and provided to parties. Each year, more than 2000 applications for conciliation are filed by post,…Read More »

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 »