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....
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 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...
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...
WorkCover return to work (Victoria)

WorkCover return to work (Victoria)

WorkCover return to work (Victoria) – answers to common questions The WorkCover legislation in Victoria requires the employer and the worker to cooperate to try and get the injured worker back into the workplace when it is safe to do so. This can be on the basis...
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...
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...