WorkCover and redundancy

WorkCover and redundancy

WorkCover and redundancy This page will explore issue of a redundancy and how it impacts on a WorkCover claim in Victoria. Firstly, what exactly is a redundancy? In short, redundancy is a way for employers to terminate employees. A redundancy occurs when the job that...
Does WorkCover come out of sick leave?

Does WorkCover come out of sick leave?

Does WorkCover come out of sick leave? No, If you receive any payments under a WorkCover claim in Victoria, these do not come out of your sick leave. WorkCover is completely separate from your accrued sick leave entitlements as a part time or full time employee.  This...
Do employers have to accommodate injuries?

Do employers have to accommodate injuries?

Do employers have to accomodate injuries? Employers do need to accommodate people that have injuries. However, a distinction needs to be made between those people that have work related injuries and those who have and those who haven’t lodged a WorkCover claim....
Injury at work with no sick leave

Injury at work with no sick leave

Injury at work with no sick leave (Vic) If you suffer an injury at work and you have no sick leave to fall back on, there are some options that are open to you. These are; WorkCover Income protection TPD Accessing superannuation Annual leave or long service leave...
WorkCover and unfair dismissal

WorkCover and unfair dismissal

WorkCover and unfair dismissal If you have a work related injury (or condition or illness), generally speaking, you are not able to be terminated from work because of that injury. If you are terminated because of the injury, in some cases you may be able to pursue an...
Is WorkCover a salary?

Is WorkCover a salary?

Is WorkCover a salary? (Vic) In one sense, WorkCover is a salary. If you have an accepted WorkCover claim in Victoria, one of your potential entitlements is the payment of weekly payments to cover some of your lost wages. However, it is important to keep in mind that...
Can I change jobs while on WorkCover?

Can I change jobs while on WorkCover?

Can I change jobs while on WorkCover (Vic)? If you have a WorkCover claim on foot many people may wonder whether they are able to leave their job for a new job, and not have their WorkCover entitlements impacted. The short answer is yes, a person is able to leave a...
Do I have to make a WorkCover claim?

Do I have to make a WorkCover claim?

Do I have to make a WorkCover claim? No, you definitely don’t need to make a WorkCover claim if you’ve suffered an injury or illness related to your employment. It’s completely up to you whether you wish to lodge a claim or not. You can also elect not to lodge a...
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...
Does WorkCover pay full wages?

Does WorkCover pay full wages?

Does WorkCover pay full wages? No, WorkCover pays income replacement benefits at a rate less than your full wage if your ability to work is impacted because of a work related injury or illness. Income benefits are calculated based on an average of your earnings with...
Employment entitlements and WorkCover (Vic)

Employment entitlements and WorkCover (Vic)

Your employment rights & entitlements while on WorkCover (Vic) How does WorkCover work in Victoria? WorkCover is insurance that covers employers for the cost of any benefits if any of their workers are injured or become ill as a consequence of their work. All...