WorkCover information for injured workers in Victoria

 

WorkCover arbitration

WorkCover arbitration

All about WorkCover arbitration WorkCover arbitration is an option open to an injured worker to utilise should they wish to dispute a decision made by the WorkCover insurer. Arbitration is a service offered by the Workplace Injury Commission, and it aims to provide a...

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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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WorkCover and multiple jobs

WorkCover and multiple jobs

WorkCover and multiple jobs Can you work another job while receiving WorkCover compensation? Not your original job - the job related to which your injury relates. But another, alternative job. Say, for example, that you aren't able to do your primary job but you could...

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The WorkCover common law process

The WorkCover common law process

The WorkCover common law process The initiating step in the Victorian WorkCover common law lump sum process is for a serious injury application to be prepared and lodged. You will need to obtain what’s called ‘serious injury certificate’. Once done, then you will be...

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All about WorkCover home help

All about WorkCover home help

All about WorkCover home help If you have an accepted WorkCover claim, it’s possible that the WorkCover insurer will pay for help around the home if required. When will the WorkCover insurer pay for home help? The WorkCover insurer will pay for home help services if...

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WorkCover medical reports

WorkCover medical reports

All about WorkCover medical reports There are two main categories of medical reports that could be obtained during a WorkCover matter in Victoria. The first is medical reports from independent medical examiners. These are typically obtained by the insurance company,...

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WorkCover and secondary injuries

WorkCover and secondary injuries

WorkCover and secondary injuries A WorkCover “secondary injury” is one that is caused by the “primary injury” for which there is an accepted claim by the WorkCover insurer. A person may be entitled to claim no fault WorkCover benefits for a secondary injury, and have...

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Have WorkCover payments stopped?

Have WorkCover payments stopped?

Have your WorkCover payments stopped?  There are a number of reasons why your WorkCover payments may have stopped.  Common reasons are: if you have made a return to full unrestricted work duties, or if you've reached the end of the second entitlement period. There are...

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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

What happens when a WorkCover claim is accepted? Once your WorkCover claim has been accepted in Victoria, that will entitle you to two things only.  The first is the payment of weekly payments of compensation if your ability to work has been impacted. The second is...

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WorkCover payment rates

WorkCover payment rates

WorkCover payment rates in Victoria This page covers the WorkCover payment rates in Victoria for each of the benefits you can receive and any minimum or maximum amounts payable. Medical and like expenses rates As with most insurance schemes, the amount WorkCover will...

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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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