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 settlement conference

WorkCover settlement conference

WorkCover settlement conferences (Vic) When you refer to a WorkCover settlement conference, in most cases what you’re referring to is a conference that occurs in relation to a WorkCover common law claim. This page will explore WorkCover settlement conferences in...
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...
Working while on WorkCover

Working while on WorkCover

Working while on WorkCover (Vic) Many people believe that if you have a WorkCover claim, you are not able to work. And that if you do work while on WorkCover, your claim is finalised. This is not correct. You are able to work while on WorkCover, whether that be in the...
WorkCover and offers of settlement

WorkCover and offers of settlement

WorkCover and offers of settlement (Vic) There are a number of occasions during a WorkCover claim where WorkCover may offer you a settlement. This article will explore those occasions and will discuss what you need to know in relation to each. Medical and like...
All about WorkCover statutory counter offers

All about WorkCover statutory counter offers

All about WorkCover statutory counter offers (Vic) During a WorkCover claim you may have heard the term WorkCover counter offer or WorkCover statutory counter offer referred to. This is an offer made on your behalf (usually) by your lawyer, during a common law lump...
All about WorkCover mediations

All about WorkCover mediations

All about WorkCover mediations  (Vic) If you’ve been in the WorkCover system long enough, you may have heard a WorkCover mediation being mentioned. This article will explore the WorkCover mediation process, and when a mediation may occur. What is a WorkCover...
I got hurt at work – can I sue?

I got hurt at work – can I sue?

If I get injured at work can I sue? You are able to sue if you get injured at work in some cases. After suffering an injury at work, some people wonder whether they are able to sue. They may want to sue their employer, a manufacturer of a defective piece of machinery...
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...
WorkCover claims process flow chart

WorkCover claims process flow chart

WorkCover claims process flow chart Below is a WorkCover claims process flow chart that outlines the WorkCover process in Victoria. On the left, you have the ‘no fault entitlements’. These are entitlements can be claimed by a person regardless as to...
Injured at work but still working

Injured at work but still working

Injured at work but still working?What you need to know. If you have a WorkCover claim It is possible to be injured at work but continue working with the injury employer while on WorkCover. It is in fact quite common for injured workers to continue working with the...
WorkCover make up pay – how does it work?

WorkCover make up pay – how does it work?

WorkCover make up pay – how it works As you may have read on other articles on our website, WorkCover weekly payments are not paid at 100% of your pre-injury average weekly earnings. Weekly payments commence at 95% of your pre injury earnings and later on drop...
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...
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...
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...