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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 »

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 »