WorkCover WA has noticed a number of cases where employers mistakenly believe their ‘business insurance package’ covers them for workers’ compensation.
On 8 December 2017, nearly 200 stakeholders attended WorkCover WA’s Insurance Brokers’ Breakfast Seminar at Crown Perth. Guests had the opportunity to hear from WorkCover WA A/Chief Executive Officer, Chris White, and General Manager Regulatory Services, Stephen Psaila-Savona, about the latest scheme trends and developments, and the activities undertaken by…Read More »
In Western Australia, injured workers requiring time off are entitled to financial compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and vocational rehabilitation. Businesses that employ workers are legally required to hold workers’ compensation insurance. WorkCover WA’s latest educational video, ‘Workers’ compensation insurance: a guide for insurance brokers’ explains how insurance brokers…Read More »
WorkCover WA’s services will be limited on 27, 28 and 29 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 »
A revised and improved Physiotherapy Treatment Management Plan (TMP) has been published by WorkCover WA. The TMP is an important communication tool. It provides clarity about future treatment options for workers who are likely to require more than ten physiotherapy consultations. It also provides insurers and self-insurers with a mechanism…Read More »
In May 2017, WorkCover WA launched four short animated educational videos focused on educating scheme participants about injury management, and includes a video specific to the employers’ role in the return to work process. Staying at or returning to work is an important part of an injured worker’s recovery and…Read More »
The Registrar has issued a new Practice Note today, which will take effect immediately. This Practice Note sets out the expectations of the Arbitration Service in relation to correspondence received and outline how the Registrar and Arbitrators will treat correspondence.
A worker that suffers an injury at work requiring medical treatment or time off is entitled to make a compensation claim. In May 2017, WorkCover WA launched four animated educational videos focused on educating scheme participants about injury management and return to work processes, including a video specific to making…Read More »
WorkCover WA will be hosting an Insurance Brokers’ Breakfast Seminar on Friday 8 December 2017 at Crown Perth. This complimentary seminar provides an overview of the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme, as well as an update on current trends and developments. Social researcher and generational expert Ms Claire Madden…Read More »
The Hon Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations introduced the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2017 into Parliament on 1 November 2017. The Bill will ensure dependent family members of workers who die in work related accidents receive fair, reasonable and timely compensation. Click here…Read More »