WorkCover information for injured workers in Victoria

 

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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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PIAWE calculator (Vic)

PIAWE calculator (Vic)

PIAWE calculator (Vic)This calculator will enable you to calculate your Pre Injury Average Weekly earnings (sometimes referred to as 'PIAWE'). Here's how to use the calculator: Step 1 In the first box, enter your average gross weekly wage (no need to include '$'). If...

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WorkCover payout for back injury

What does WorkCover do?

What does WorkCover do?Think of WorkCover as insurance that your employer takes out to cover their workers in case they get injured. WorkSafe Victoria is responsible for managing WorkCover, the states workers compensation scheme. They are also responsible for...

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WorkCover stress leave

WorkCover stress leave

WorkCover stress leave - all you need to know. Stress is a common part of many workers' day-to-day life. However, sometimes that stress can reach a point where it becomes too much. In some cases, you may be able to make a WorkCover claim if you need time off work due...

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WorkCover payout examples

WorkCover payout examples

WorkCover payout examples (Vic) Below are some WorkCover payout examples. You can use these examples to get an idea as to what you may be entitled to. Keep in mind that the WorkCover payout examples below are just that - they're examples for illustrative purposes....

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