WorkCover information for injured workers in Victoria

 

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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 WorkCover...

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WorkCover first 10 days

WorkCover first 10 days

WorkCover and the first 10 days Once your claim has been accepted, the WorkCover insurer should contact you to confirm this. If you have any accounts or receipts relating to medical treatment that you had prior to the claim being accepted, you should send these off to...

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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...

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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...

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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, WorkSafe or...

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Return to work after injury

Return to work after injury

Return to work after injury When you have an injury at work that prevents you from performing your job, there are processes in place to help get you back to work once you are able to do so, even if it’s not at your full capacity. There are laws both under the federal...

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