When can you claim pain and suffering?

When can you claim pain and suffering?

When can you claim pain and suffering under a WorkCover claim? There are two points under a WorkCover claim in Victoria where you can claim for pain and suffering. The first is an impairment lump sum claim and the second is a common law claim. An impairment claim in...
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,...
The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process (Vic) This page will look at the WorkCover settlement process in relation to each of the main WorkCover entitlements that a person may claim. Medical and like expenses and weekly payments settlement process If the WorkCover insurer has...
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...
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...
WorkCover claim settled: now what?

WorkCover claim settled: now what?

WorkCover claim settled: now what? When most people refer to their WorkCover claim having settled, what they’re usually referring to is that they’ve settled a lump sum claim. This article will look at what happens once your claim has settled. Impairment benefit...
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...
Workers compensation case study

Workers compensation case study

Workers compensation case study (Vic) This case study is designed to give you an idea as to how a workers compensation claim in Victoria could progress. Keep in mind that the case study is an example for illustrative purposes. Every case has its own unique set of...
WorkCover payouts for neck injury

WorkCover payouts for neck injury

WorkCover payout for neck injury If you suffer an injury to your neck at work there are a few different options open to you to pursue compensation. We have covered compensation that relates to medical expenses and income replacement benefits elsewhere. The two types...
WorkCover payout for back injury

WorkCover payout for back injury

WorkCover payouts for back injury When you injure your back at work there are a number of different compensation options open to you. What we will cover in this article is lump sum compensation. Compensation relating to medical expenses and weekly payments are covered...
Can you reopen a WorkCover claim?

Can you reopen a WorkCover claim?

Can you reopen a WorkCover claim? Yes, a WorkCover claim can be reopened. The key thing is whether you actually have an entitlement to claim something, irrespective of the time that has passed. For example, is there medical evidence to support the need for a...
Industrial deafness claim amounts

Industrial deafness claim amounts

Industrial deafness claim amounts (Vic)? What does industrial deafness mean?Industrial deafness is any condition of deafness caused by regular exposure to noise in the workplace. It can also be caused by one particular noise exposure which results in some loss of...
All about WorkCover impairment claims

All about WorkCover impairment claims

All about WorkCover impairment claims in Victoria An impairment claim, sometimes referred to as a claim for impairment benefits or retirement benefits claim, is open to someone to pursue if they have a work related injury or illness that has resulted in permanent...