What is WorkCover leave?

What is WorkCover leave?

What is WorkCover leave? In Victoria, technically there is nothing called ‘WorkCover leave’. If you are absent from work either on a partial basis or a complete basis because of your work-related injury and you have a WorkCover claim on foot, any time off work is...
Can you get a loan on WorkCover?

Can you get a loan on WorkCover?

Can you get a loan on WorkCover? Yes, you can get a loan on WorkCover. This includes both home loans and personal loans. However, being on WorkCover may have an impact in relation to your chances of obtaining a loan. Please keep in mind that this page does not...
Can you withdraw a WorkCover claim?

Can you withdraw a WorkCover claim?

Can you withdraw a WorkCover claim? Yes, you can withdraw your WorkCover claim. However, there’s a few things you should keep in mind. The rest of this page will look into how that works and what that actually means. If your claim has just been lodged but not...
WorkCover claim accepted

WorkCover claim accepted

WorkCover claim accepted Once your WorkCover claim has been accepted in Victoria, that will entitle you to two things only.  That is, the payment of weekly payments of compensation if your ability to work has been impacted, and the payment of reasonable medical and...
WorkCover payment rates

WorkCover payment rates

WorkCover payment rates in Victoria This article covers each of the benefits you can receive through WorkCover and any minimum or maximum amounts payable. Medical and like expenses rates As with most insurance schemes, the amount WorkCover will pay to doctors,...
The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process (Vic) This page will look at the WorkCover settlement process in relation to each of the main WorkCover entitlements that a person may claim. Medical and like expenses and weekly payments settlement process If the WorkCover insurer has...
WorkCover self insurers in Victoria

WorkCover self insurers in Victoria

WorkCover self insurers in Victoria There are 34 self-insurers in the Victorian WorkCover scheme. You will see from the list below that the companies in the self-insurance part of the scheme are large (or very large) employers. Applying to become a self-insurer is an...
WorkCover 30% impairment

WorkCover 30% impairment

WorkCover and 30% impairment rating There are two aspects of a WorkCover claim where being assessed as having a 30% whole person impairment rating is highly relevant. This page will explore both aspects. How would you be assessed as having a 30% impairment? When you...
WorkCover entitlements (Vic)

WorkCover entitlements (Vic)

WorkCover entitlements (Vic)  Our entire site is devoted to WorkCover entitlements in Victoria, with each blog answering different questions about the various entitlements you have through the scheme. Here we summarize all of the major entitlements and give you links...
WorkCover lawyers

WorkCover lawyers

WorkCover lawyers in Victoria If you’ve suffered an injury at work and if you’ve lodged a WorkCover claim (or perhaps you’re thinking of doing so), you may have considered hiring a lawyer to help you. We (Michael and Peter) are both lawyers, but we...
Working while on WorkCover

Working while on WorkCover

Working while on WorkCover (Vic) Many people believe that if you have a WorkCover claim, you are not able to work. And that if you do work while on WorkCover, your claim is finalised. This is not correct. You are able to work while on WorkCover, whether that be in the...
WorkCover and offers of settlement

WorkCover and offers of settlement

WorkCover and offers of settlement (Vic) There are a number of occasions during a WorkCover claim where WorkCover may offer you a settlement. This article will explore those occasions and will discuss what you need to know in relation to each. Medical and like...
Dealing with WorkCover as an injured worker

Dealing with WorkCover as an injured worker

Dealing with WorkCover as an injured worker If you have a WorkCover claim on foot, you’ll no doubt have had some dealings with the WorkCover insurer. Some people have no worries dealing with WorkCover. For others, it can be a headache. So here are some pointers to...
Injury at work with no sick leave

Injury at work with no sick leave

Injury at work with no sick leave (Vic) If you suffer an injury at work and you have no sick leave to fall back on, there are some options that are open to you. These are; WorkCover Income protection TPD Accessing superannuation Annual leave or long service leave...
All about WorkCover mediations

All about WorkCover mediations

All about WorkCover mediations  (Vic) If you’ve been in the WorkCover system long enough, you may have heard a WorkCover mediation being mentioned. This article will explore the WorkCover mediation process, and when a mediation may occur. What is a WorkCover...
I hurt my back at work what should I do?

I hurt my back at work what should I do?

I hurt my back at work what should I do? (Vic) Work related back injuries are very common. In Victoria, recent WorkSafe Victoria data shows that around 15% of all injuries suffered at work are to the back. Here are your options if you suffer a back injury at work. Get...
Is WorkCover a salary?

Is WorkCover a salary?

Is WorkCover a salary? (Vic) In one sense, WorkCover is a salary. If you have an accepted WorkCover claim in Victoria, one of your potential entitlements is the payment of weekly payments to cover some of your lost wages. However, it is important to keep in mind that...
Claiming TPD while on WorkCover

Claiming TPD while on WorkCover

Claiming TPD while on WorkCover (Vic) Can I claim TPD while on WorkCover? Yes, you can claim TPD while you’re on WorkCover and in fact it is a good idea to do so. However, it is important to get your timing right. This article will explain things in more detail....
This is what happens when WorkCover ends

This is what happens when WorkCover ends

This is what happens when WorkCover ends (Vic) This sounds like a simple question – but as is often the case with the law, we need to know more about the specifics of the case before we can dig deeper. The first thing to ask is when you say WorkCover is ending,...