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Email system upgrades and changes to WorkCover WA Online security

WorkCover WA’s email system will be upgraded during the Christmas reduced services period between 27 December 2019 and 1 January 2020. All emails sent to WorkCover WA during this time should be copied (CC) to workcover@westnet.com.au. This email account will be monitored by WorkCover WA staff, in case of main…Read More »

Reminder – WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 27, 30 and 31 December this year

WorkCover WA’s services will be limited on 27, 30 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 »

16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women

The State Government’s annual campaign 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women will run again this year from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December. WorkCover WA is encouraging organisations, communities, families and individuals to…Read More »

Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers

The Heads of Workers Compensation Authorities (HWCA) has endorsed new Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers which are available on the HWCA website: http://www.hwca.org.au/nationally-consistent-approval-framework-workplace-rehabilitation-providers/ The Principles of Practice were developed following an extensive consultation process and are intended to guide workplace rehabilitation providers in the delivery of services to…Read More »

WorkCover WA Chief Executive Officer appointment

WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Mr Chris White as Chief Executive Officer, WorkCover WA for a five year term commencing 12 November 2019. Mr White has been acting in the position since January 2017 and has been with WorkCover…Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Scheme Trends Report now available

WorkCover WA’s annual Scheme Trends Report is now available to download and provides an excellent snapshot of key statistics and trends in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme. It covers topics including: claims lodgement and payments return to work injury management disputes claims by industry and occupation injury and disease…Read More »

WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 27, 30 and 31 December this year

With Christmas fast approaching, it is important to note WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 27, 30 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 »

The WorkCover WA Online Conciliation Service Module is Mandatory From 4 November 2019

The WorkCover WA Online Conciliation Service module (Conciliation module) has been available for use since 5 August 2019 and facilitates lodgement of an application for conciliation and supporting documents, as well as ongoing administrative management of a dispute. The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Conciliation Rules 2011 (Conciliation Rules) were…Read More »

New medical and allied health fees

Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management (Scales of Fees) Regulations 1998 come into effect on 1 November 2019. The amendments apply a 1.78 percent increase to all medical and allied health fees, based on application of WorkCover WA’s composite index. A compilation of all medical and allied health…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 26 November 2019 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Legislation and premium rates Claims process and…Read More »