General practitioners play an important role in the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme by supporting an injured worker’s injury management, recovery and return to work.
Pursuant to s 294(4) of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, the Registrar of the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service has the power to issue arbitration practice notes. The purpose of issuing practice notes is part of the WCAS’s continuing efforts to improve the efficiency, consistency and functioning of…Read More »
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 May 2018 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Workers’ compensation regulation Employer obligations Resolving disputes…Read More »
WorkCover WA Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Chris White today made a media statement announcing a 3.9 per cent increase in the 2018/19 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia. The average recommended premium rate for 2018/19 will be 1.585 per cent of total wages (up…Read More »
Employers and self-insurers are reminded to review and familiarise themselves with WorkCover WA’s Bulletin which clarifies legislative requirements regarding the management of minor claims and employer obligations to claim in accordance with the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act) and policy of insurance. It has been brought…Read More »
WorkCover WA is holding a free seminar for industry associations and employers in the residential construction industry on Tuesday 10 April 2018.
Following the launch of educational videos in 2017, WorkCover WA released four new videos to provide information and assistance for scheme participants, including ‘Dispute resolution: what happens if there’s a dispute?’ The video is an excellent resource for employers, workers and service providers, and explains: the options available to parties…Read More »
WorkCover WA inspectors will be visiting employers in the residential construction industry in 2018.
On 15 February 2018 the Hon Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations released a media statement to announce the Government has approved the drafting of a Bill to modernise the workers’ compensation legislation.
WorkCover WA is supporting a project to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines (the Guidelines) for diagnosing and managing work-related mental health conditions in general practice. The Guidelines are being developed by the Department of General Practice at Monash University using contemporary approaches and evidence. Once finalised, the Guidelines will be submitted…Read More »