All about economic loss in WorkCover matters

All about economic loss in WorkCover matters

Economic loss and compensation for loss of income If a person suffers an injury at work and their ability to work is impacted, under the WorkCover scheme there are two ways that they can be compensated for their loss of income. The first is by the payment of weekly...
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...
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...
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...
Are casual employees entitled to WorkCover?

Are casual employees entitled to WorkCover?

Are casual employees entitled to WorkCover? Yes. As a casual employee in Victoria you are protected by the WorkCover scheme as a permanent worker would be. This means you can pursue a WorkCover claim just like any other permanent employee that’s injured at work....
WorkCover payouts for shoulder injuries

WorkCover payouts for shoulder injuries

WorkCover payouts for shoulder injuries Under the WorkCover system, if you succeed in an impairment lump sum for a shoulder injury, you can expect to receive a minimum of $21,000. You may be entitled to more if your shoulder injury is particularly bad (eg: one that...
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...
All about WorkCover Common law

All about WorkCover Common law

All about WorkCover WorkCover Common law damages claims in Victoria What is common law? The term ‘Common law’ refers to precedents and authority set down by court decisions developed over hundreds of years. When courts make decisions, in certain cases...
WorkCover lump sum payments in Victoria

WorkCover lump sum payments in Victoria

WorkCover lump sum payments in Victoria Under the WorkCover scheme in Victoria, there’s two potential lump sum payments that you may be able to access if you’ve been injured. The first is called an impairment benefit and the second is called a common law...