Did you know? There are no age based restrictions on entitlements in the WA workers’ compensation scheme
The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 was amended in October 2011 to remove all age based restrictions on entitlements.
The changes apply prospectively to injuries occurring after 1 October 2011. The changes to the Act mean injured workers aged 65 years and older are able to access workers’ compensation on the same terms as all other injured workers.
The 2011 amendments to the workers’ compensation legislation were implemented as part of the State Government’s commitment to removing age based discrimination in State legislation and encouraging older workers to remain at work.
If you would like more information about these changes or information about the workers’ compensation scheme in general, please contact WorkCover WA’s Advisory and Assistance branch on 1300 794 744.