Dealing with WorkCover as an injured worker

Dealing with WorkCover as an injured worker

Dealing with WorkCover as an injured worker If you have a WorkCover claim on foot, you’ll no doubt have had some dealings with the WorkCover insurer. Some people have no worries dealing with WorkCover. For others, it can be a headache. So here are some pointers to...
What is a genuine dispute certificate?

What is a genuine dispute certificate?

What is a genuine dispute certificate (Vic)? If you have a WorkCover matter on foot, it is possible that the WorkCover insurer will at some point make a decision that you do not agree with. Whether that be rejecting your WorkCover claim, not accepting a particular...
Does WorkCover pay for medication?

Does WorkCover pay for medication?

Does WorkCover pay for medication? The short answer is “yes, if you have an accepted WorkCover claim”. There are of course plenty of exceptions to the answer, which are detailed below, but for the most part, if the medication you are claiming is for the work injury,...
What happens at WorkCover conciliation?

What happens at WorkCover conciliation?

What happens at WorkCover conciliation? A WorkCover Conciliation is an informal process that is designed to try and resolve WorkCover related disputes. It is the first step that an injured worker can take to appeal a decision that the WorkCover insurer has made that...
Can an employer dispute a WorkCover claim?

Can an employer dispute a WorkCover claim?

Can an employer dispute a WorkCover claim? Yes, an employer can dispute a WorkCover claim. It’s only fair that they get to have their say. No matter what an employer thinks about a WorkCover claim however, they must complete the employer section on the claim...
How to appeal a WorkCover decision

How to appeal a WorkCover decision

How to appeal a WorkCover decision (explained) The first step is to ask the insurer to review the decision. You can call them and ask them to review the decision. If this does not get them to change their decision, then you should complete and lodge a request for...
How long does a WorkCover claim take?

How long does a WorkCover claim take?

How long does a WorkCover claim take? In order to answer this question properly, we need to look at the different parts that make up a WorkCover claim. The first thing we need to look at is how long it takes for a WorkCover claim to be processed after it has been...
WorkCover conciliation form

WorkCover conciliation form

WorkCover conciliation form You can get an electronic copy of the request for conciliation form by clicking here.   Here are some tips on how to fill out the WorkCover request for conciliation form: Consider getting legal advice if you don’t have a lawyer. If...
What you need to know about conciliation

What you need to know about conciliation

WorkCover conciliation outcomes in Victoria: There’s a number of possible outcomes following a WorkCover conciliation. Before going into detail about what they are (they’re covered later on in this article), lets take a step back and talk about the...