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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 »

Review of Nationally Consistent Approval Framework for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers

The Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities is undertaking a review of the Nationally Consistent Approval Framework for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers (NCAF). A discussion paper has been released for consultation with industry stakeholders. The attached letter from the HCWA Chair provides a link to the discussion paper, existing NCAF document and…Read More »

Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2018-2019

Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients come into effect on 1 July 2018. Public hospital fees for compensable and motor vehicle third party insurance patients in WA are regulated by the Department of Health under the Health Services Act 2016 and are set out in the Health Services (Fees and Charges)…Read More »

Noise Online Decommissioned

On Tuesday 26 June 2018, Noise Online will be decommissioned. From this date all WorkCover WA approved hearing testers (Audiometrists, Audiologists and Audiometric Officers) will need to register on WorkCover WA Online to enter WorkCover WA hearing tests. The registration process is simple, and the majority of hearing testers will…Read More »

Notice – Employer attendance at medical consultations

WorkCover WA is aware of the practise of some employers attending medical consultations with injured workers. There is no legal or operational basis for employers or their representatives to be present during a medical consultation between an injured worker and a treating doctor. This applies even where treatment is recommended…Read More »

Employer Essentials Seminar

WorkCover WA is holding a free Employer Essentials Seminar to help employers better understand their rights and obligations in relation to workers’ compensation and injury management. The seminar is being held at WorkCover WA on 17 July 2018 and will cover topics including: workers’ compensation employer obligations injury management return…Read More »

Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments for 2018-19

Injured workers have a range of statutory entitlements available to them in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme to assist them to recover from their workplace injury and return them to suitable and sustainable employment. The Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments 2018/19 Schedule provides the list of indexed entitlements to…Read More »

Resources for GPs

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.

Practice Note – Consent orders seeking adjournment or re-listing of hearings

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 »