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Employer compliance campaign – Residential construction industry

WorkCover WA inspectors will be visiting employers in the residential construction industry in 2018.

A Bill to modernise workers’ compensation

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.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

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 »

Follow WorkCover WA on Facebook!

Did you know WorkCover WA is on Facebook?  The WorkCover WA Facebook page is an excellent source of information, education and communication for stakeholders. It’s also important in keeping followers updated with Agency activities, news and events. Click here to visit and follow the page.

Certificates of Capacity: guidance for doctors

Medical practitioners play an important role in supporting an injured worker to return to work. The key tool for communicating an injured worker’s progress to both their employer and the insurer managing their workers’ compensation claim is the ‘Certificate of Capacity’. WorkCover WA’s latest educational video, ‘Certificates of Capacity: guidance…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 27 February 2018 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Workers’ compensation regulation Employer obligations Resolving disputes…Read More »

Are you covered?

WorkCover WA has noticed a number of cases where employers mistakenly believe their ‘business insurance package’ covers them for workers’ compensation.

Insurance Brokers’ Breakfast Seminar 2017

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 »

Workers’ compensation insurance: a guide for insurance brokers

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 »

Reminder WorkCover WA will have reduced services on 27, 28 and 29 December this year

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 »