WorkCover information for injured workers in Victoria

 

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 after 52 weeks

WorkCover after 52 weeks

WorkCover after 52 weeks (Vic) If you have a WorkCover claim, the 52 week mark can be an important milestone. Your WorkCover payments may be reduced if overtime and shift allowances were initially included in your pre-injury average weekly earnings calculation....

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Does WorkCover pay for doctors?

Does WorkCover pay for doctors?

Will WorkCover pay for doctors? Yes, if you have an accepted WorkCover claim, you’re entitled to be paid for the costs of reasonable medical and like expenses. Part of this includes having your doctors bills paid for. WorkCover will pay for doctors bills that they...

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Sick leave or WorkCover?

Sick leave or WorkCover?

Sick leave or WorkCover - what should I take? If you suffer a work related injury, you may consider using your sick leave instead of lodging a WorkCover claim if you need time off work. For example, you may wish to do so if you have a significant amount of sick leave...

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WorkCover not paying

WorkCover not paying

WorkCover not paying? Here's what you can do. There are various situations where WorkCover may not be paying you. This article will address the different times where you might find WorkCover not paying you and what you can do about it. There are two broad categories...

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WorkCover rights Victoria

WorkCover rights Victoria

An outline of your WorkCover rights (Victoria) People on WorkCover often do not known what their rights are. This is understandable, as for many, they’ve never needed to lodge a WorkCover claim before. Here’s a list of your WorkCover rights as an injured employee for...

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WorkCover or income protection?

WorkCover or income protection?

WorkCover or income protection? WorkCover is designed to assist people if they’ve been injured or suffered a condition that has some connection to employment. Income protection is a type of insurance that is designed to pay you a regular benefit if you can’t work...

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WorkCover: who is a worker

WorkCover: who is a worker

WorkCover: who is a worker? To be eligible for WorkCover in Victoria, the injured person must show that they were a “worker” within the meaning of the Accident Compensation Act. If someone is held to not be a “worker” even though they appear to be working, they will...

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What is a WorkCover certificate?

What is a WorkCover certificate?

What is a WorkCover certificate? A WorkCover certificate is usually called a certificate of capacity or a work capacity certificate. It is a certificate that is specifically used in WorkCover matters, and is different to a normal medical certificate that you might get...

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Does WorkCover use sick leave?

Does WorkCover use sick leave?

Does WorkCover use sick leave? No, when you’re off work because of a work related injury or illness and you’re paid income benefits, these are WorkCover weekly payments. These are seperate to your accrued sick leave entitlement. Using sick leave on WorkCover: If you...

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Does WorkCover pay for surgery?

Does WorkCover pay for surgery?

Does WorkCover pay for surgery? Yes, generally speaking, WorkCover will pay for surgery, provided that surgery relates to your work related injury. Before you have the surgery, you will need to obtain written approval from the WorkCover insurer. They may wish to have...

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