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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 20 November 2018 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Workers’ compensation regulation Employer obligations Resolving disputes…Read More »

WorkCover WA Seminar

WorkCover WA is holding a free WorkCover WA Seminar to help stakeholders better understand their rights, roles and responsibilities within the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme. This seminar will be held on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: Workers’ compensation insurance Claims process Injury management Return…Read More »

Proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation (Legal Practitioners and Registered Agents) Costs Determination 2015

The Workers’ Compensation (Legal Practitioners and Registered Agents) Costs Determination 2015 (Costs Determination) governs the awarding of legal costs in the Workers’ Compensation Conciliation and Arbitration Services. The Costs Determination is made by the Costs Committee established under s269 of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 and approved by the Minister for…Read More »

WorkCover WA Annual Report 2017/18 tabled in Parliament

The WorkCover WA Annual Report 2017/18 was tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018 by the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations, the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA. The Annual Report is divided into seven sections that detail our performance and achievements across the last financial year. The report can be…Read More »

WorkCover WA Strategic Plan 2018-21

The WorkCover WA Board has approved the Agency’s 2018-21 Strategic Plan. The Plan will guide the Agency over the next three years in leading a responsive and sustainable workers’ compensation scheme, modernising the delivery of its services and building on the capability of its people, culture and systems. A copy…Read More »

Notice – Billing practices for medical and radiology services

WorkCover WA has published a Notice which clarifies the requirements relating to billing practices for medical and radiology services. The notice addresses the following: Complete Medical Services Multiple Operations Mutually Exclusive Principle The Notice reinforces Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rules and principles regarding charging for services provided to injured workers.

Procedure – Release of information about an employer’s insurer status

WorkCover WA has finalised changes to the way we process requests for information about the workers’ compensation insurer status of an employer. Often requests are vague, or a response is required on an urgent basis. Further, requests seeking evidence of insurance status from historical records can place significant pressure on…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 28 August 2018 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Workers’ compensation regulation Employer obligations Resolving disputes…Read More »

New Educational Videos

Following the launch of WorkCover WA’s educational videos at the Return to Work Conference, WorkCover WA has released an additional two videos to provide information and assistance for injured workers and employers.

Compensation for Dependants Legislation Proclaimed

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Act 2018 commences on 1 July 2018. This legislation ensures dependent family members of workers who die in work related accidents receive fair, reasonable and timely compensation. Information, guidelines, approved forms and notices to support the new legislation can be accessed here. The Amendment…Read More »