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...
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 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,...
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 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...
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...
At what age does WorkCover stop?

At what age does WorkCover stop?

At what age does WorkCover stop? Most WorkCover entitlements are not tied to age. That is, they don’t stop because you hit a certain age. There is however, one WorkCover entitlement that is tied to age. WorkCover weekly payments will in some instances stop once...
Making multiple WorkCover claims

Making multiple WorkCover claims

Making multiple WorkCover claims You may have multiple WorkCover claims – either relating to an injury impacting one body part or multiple different injuries. Additionally, you may lodge multiple WorkCover claims relating to the same employer or multiple...
Workcover return to work obligations

Workcover return to work obligations

The WorkCover return to work obligations The WorkCover return to work obligations are a list of requirements you need to reasonably follow to ensure your weekly payments are not suspended or terminated. If you are off work because of an injury and you have an accepted...
WorkCover serious injury applications

WorkCover serious injury applications

WorkCover serious injury applications A WorkCover serious injury application is an application that is made by an injured worker (in most instances, on their behalf by a lawyer) to the Victorian WorkCover Authority. It initiates the serious injury application...
WorkCover for nurses

WorkCover for nurses

WorkCover for nurses This page will explore some key issues when it comes to lodging and claiming WorkCover if you are a nurse in Victoria. We’ve represented many nurses with their WorkCover matters over a number of years. A WorkCover claim for an injured Victorian...
Injury at work compensation

Injury at work compensation

Injury at work compensation – what can you claim? If you suffer an injury at work or over the course of your employment in Victoria, there are several options open to you should you wish to pursue compensation. The main option open to people is to pursue a...
Does WorkCover cover volunteers?

Does WorkCover cover volunteers?

Does WorkCover cover volunteers? If a person is working as a volunteer, in many instances they will not be covered by the WorkCover system in Victoria. There are some exceptions to this however which this page will explore further. Who is considered a volunteer when...
WorkCover after retirement age

WorkCover after retirement age

WorkCover after retirement age You can lodge a WorkCover claim after retirement age if you’ve suffered an injury related to your employment. This applies to both injuries suffered before and injuries suffered after retirement age. For the most part, you’ll be entitled...
WorkCover and labour hire

WorkCover and labour hire

WorkCover and labour hire WorkCover will likely provide benefits and compensation to a labour hire worker if that person suffers an injury, condition, disease or illness connected to employment with a host employer. This page will explore how WorkCover and labour hire...
Claiming WorkCover

Claiming WorkCover

Claiming WorkCover How to claim WorkCover Inform your employer about the injury, illness or condition (you should do so but if you don’t you can still make a claim). Complete the WorkCover claim form. Lodge the WorkCover claim form – either on the insurer,...
The WorkCover conciliation form

The WorkCover conciliation form

The WorkCover conciliation form The WorkCover conciliation form – also known as the Application for conciliation form – is the form used to initiate a conciliation. If you want to contest a decision made by the WorkCover insurer, other than requesting the...