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 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...
Calculating PIAWE in Victoria

Calculating PIAWE in Victoria

How to calculate your PIAWE If you can’t work because of a work related injury and you have an accepted WorkCover claim in Victoria, you may be entitled to weekly payments. These payments are based on what’s called your PIAWE. What is PIAWE? PIAWE means ‘pre...
Certificate of capacity example

Certificate of capacity example

Certificate of capacity example Here’s an example of a certificate of capacity that is used in Victorian WorkCover matters. Below, we detail each section that you’ll find on a certificate of capacity. If you’re unfamiliar with certificates of...
Does PIAWE include super?

Does PIAWE include super?

Does PIAWE include super? Your PIAWE calculation (otherwise known as your ‘pre injury average weekly earnings’) does not include superannuation. This means that any superannuation you have been paid prior to your injury is not taken into account when your PIAWE is...
Becoming a WorkCover direct payee

Becoming a WorkCover direct payee

Being made a WorkCover direct payee In certain instances when you have an accepted WorkCover claim and you are receiving weekly payments, you can be made a direct payee by the WorkCover insurer. What this means is that the WorkCover insurer will pay you your weekly...
Your final certificate of capacity

Your final certificate of capacity

Your final certificate of capacity There’s nothing in the WorkCover legislation (laws) that refers to a “final certificate of capacity”. So it’s not a legal term, but it is a term you will see used to describe a couple of different concepts. You might get a “final...
WorkCover first certificate of capacity

WorkCover first certificate of capacity

WorkCover and the first certificate of capacity The first WorkCover certificate of capacity that a person obtains in relation to their WorkCover claim must not exceed 14 days (in most cases) and must be issued by a medical practitioner. This page will look into first...
Can WorkCover certificates be backdated?

Can WorkCover certificates be backdated?

Can WorkCover certificates be backdated? WorkCover certificates can in some instances be backdated. However, the legislation limits backdating of a WorkCover certificate to no more than 90 days. This page will explore the issue of backdating WorkCover certificates...
Does WorkCover pay overtime?

Does WorkCover pay overtime?

Does WorkCover pay overtime? WorkCover will not pay you any overtime you’ve missed out on dollar for dollar. Instead, WorkCover will factor any overtime you earned in the 12 months (or shorter period) into your pre injury average weekly earnings calculation....
Is WorkCover ordinary time earnings?

Is WorkCover ordinary time earnings?

Is WorkCover ordinary time earnings? No, in most cases when it comes to the payment of WorkCover payments, you will not be paid your equivalent ordinary time earnings. WorkCover weekly payments are paid to you at the rate of 95% of your pre-injury average weekly...
Does WorkCover include super?

Does WorkCover include super?

Does WorkCover include super? If you have an accepted WorkCover claim in Victoria and you are in receipt of weekly payments because you are unable to work at all, or you have a restriction in your ability to work, you are entitled to receive superannuation...