WorkCover information for injured workers in Victoria

 

WorkCover claim process

WorkCover claim process

The WorkCover claim process (Vic) (explained) What is WorkCover? WorkCover insurance covers the cost of any benefits if employees are injured or they become ill because of their work. It is compulsory for all Victorian employers to have WorkCover insurance, and all...

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WorkCover claim process

WorkCover claim process

The WorkCover claim process (Vic) (explained) What is WorkCover? WorkCover insurance covers the cost of any benefits if employees are injured or they become ill because of their work. It is compulsory for all Victorian employers to have WorkCover insurance, and all...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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WorkCover and redundancy

WorkCover and redundancy

WorkCover and redundancy This page will explore issue of a redundancy and how it impacts on a WorkCover claim in Victoria. Firstly, what exactly is a redundancy? In short, redundancy is a way for employers to terminate employees. A redundancy occurs when the job that...

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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...

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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...

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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 realise we might...

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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...

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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...

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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. TPD...

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How do I claim WorkCover?

How do I claim WorkCover?

How do I claim WorkCover (Vic)? This page outlines the step-by-step process to lodge a WorkCover claim as an injured worker in Victoria. Unfortunately, this page only applies to Victorian claims. If you are wishing to lodge a claim relating to another state or...

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