The WorkSafe Clinical Panel

The WorkSafe Clinical Panel

The WorkSafe Clinical Panel The WorkSafe Clinical Panel is a group of medical practitioners and other health professionals who undertake clinical reviews and provide clinical and rehabilitation support and advice to WorkSafe staff, insurance companies (EML, Allianz,...
WorkCover stress leave

WorkCover stress leave

Stress leave and WorkCover If you need to take time away from work due to stress, in certain instances you may have an entitlement to be paid a weekly income payment from WorkCover. However, there are a number of criteria that must first be satisfied, and a process...
WorkCover top up payments

WorkCover top up payments

WorkCover top up payments With a WorkCover claim, there are two ways you can potentially claim top up payments: Once you’ve received 130 weeks of payments and you’ve returned to work, but on limited basis. If top up payments (or as it is also called, accident make up...
WorkCover psychological injury claims

WorkCover psychological injury claims

WorkCover psychological injury claims If a person suffers a psychological injury related to their employment, they may be entitled to WorkCover benefits, just as if they had suffered a physical injury. These benefits include: the payment of medical and like expenses,...
WorkCover and long term injury

WorkCover and long term injury

WorkCover and long term injury If you have a long term injury and you have an accepted WorkCover claim, there are a few important things that you need to keep in mind. Medical expenses for a long term injury The WorkCover insurer will cover medical and like expenses...
WorkCover payments after 130 weeks

WorkCover payments after 130 weeks

WorkCover payments after 130 weeks There are two different WorkCover payments that a person can be receipt of post 130 weeks. The first is a continuation of your weekly payments at the 80% rate. The second is top up payments if a person has returned to work, but not...
Can I resign while on workers compensation?

Can I resign while on workers compensation?

Can I resign while on WorkCover? Yes, you can. However, you need to be aware that on some occasions your entitlements under the WorkCover scheme (Vic) may be impacted. To ensure as much as possible that they are not, you should make it clear that the reason you are...
Changes to WorkCover in Victoria

Changes to WorkCover in Victoria

Changes to WorkCover in Victoria The Victorian Government has passed new laws which will bring in changes to the WorkCover system. The changes relate to work related psychological injury claims, as well as workers entitlements to weekly payments beyond the first 130...
What does 10% whole person impairment mean?

What does 10% whole person impairment mean?

What does 10% whole person impairment mean? A ten percent whole person impairment rating under WorkCover can mean a number of different things – depending upon what your injury is. Generally speaking, in order for an injury to be compensable via an impairment claim, a...
What is your WorkCover claim status?

What is your WorkCover claim status?

What is your WorkCover claim status? You can contact your WorkCover insurer (or employer if they’re a WorkCover self insurer) at any time and ask them to provide you with the status of your WorkCover claim. There are a few occasions when you might consider doing so,...
Does WorkCover pay for retraining?

Does WorkCover pay for retraining?

Does WorkCover pay for retraining? Yes, in certain instances WorkCover will pay for retraining expenses. This applies if you’re no longer employed with the employer with which you suffered injury, or if you are still employed with the injury employer have some...
How does WorkCover work?

How does WorkCover work?

How does WorkCover work? WorkCover is a type of insurance that provides certain benefits to injured workers in the event they suffer an injury, illness or condition related to their employment. This injury, illness or condition could occur over a period of time, or it...
WorkCover after 52 weeks

WorkCover after 52 weeks

WorkCover after 52 weeks If you are on WorkCover payments, these may be reduced after 52 weeks if overtime and shift allowances were initially included in your pre-injury average weekly earnings (PIAWE) calculation. Superannuation should begin to be paid to you by the...
WorkCover dental treatment

WorkCover dental treatment

WorkCover dental treatment In some instances, WorkCover will cover the cost of dental treatment needed by a person – provided that the dental treatment is related to a work related injury, illness or condition. There are, however, some key things that a person wishing...
WorkCover entitlements (Vic)

WorkCover entitlements (Vic)

WorkCover entitlements (Vic) In Victoria, there are four main WorkCover entitlements. These are: Medical and like expenses Weekly payments Impairment benefit Common law claim Below we summarize all of the four major WorkCover entitlements. You can also look at this...
Are casual employees entitled to WorkCover?

Are casual employees entitled to WorkCover?

Are casual employees entitled to WorkCover? Yes, casual employees are entitled to claim WorkCover in Victoria just as any permanent employee would be if they suffer injury related to their employment. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the fact that the...
The WorkCover conciliation process

The WorkCover conciliation process

The WorkCover conciliation process The first step in the WorkCover conciliation process in Victoria is the lodgement of the WorkCover Conciliation form, previously known as the request for Conciliation form. The form gets sent off to the Workplace Injury Commission...
What does WorkCover do?

What does WorkCover do?

What does WorkCover do? WorkCover is insurance that your employer takes out to cover their workers in the event that they get injured. WorkCover is the name of the Victorian workers compensation scheme. What does WorkCover do for you as an injured worker? If you are a...