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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Compensation for workplace bullying

Compensation for workplace bullying

All about obtaining compensation for workplace bullying in Victoria. Workplace bullying is behaviour that is repeated and unreasonable, and is directed towards a worker or a group of workers, and creates a risk to health and safety. Workplace bullying can occur...
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...
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...