I hurt my back at work what should I do?

I hurt my back at work what should I do?

I hurt my back at work what should I do? (Vic) Work related back injuries are very common. In Victoria, recent WorkSafe Victoria data shows that around 15% of all injuries suffered at work are to the back. Here are your options if you suffer a back injury at work. Get...
How do I claim WorkCover?

How do I claim WorkCover?

How do I claim WorkCover (Vic)? This page outlines the step-by-step process to lodge a WorkCover claim as an injured worker in Victoria. Unfortunately, this page only applies to Victorian claims. If you are wishing to lodge a claim relating to another state or...
Can a doctor lodge a WorkCover claim?

Can a doctor lodge a WorkCover claim?

Can a doctor lodge a WorkCover claim (Vic)? No, a doctor is not able to lodge a WorkCover claim on your behalf in Victoria. A doctor can provide you with the WorkCover claim form, a WorkCover certificate (called a certificate of capacity) and they can help you to...
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 not paying

WorkCover not paying

WorkCover not paying? Here’s what you can do. There are various situations where WorkCover may not be paying you. This article will address the different times where you might find WorkCover not paying you and what you can do about it. There are two broad...
Examples of WorkCover claims rejected

Examples of WorkCover claims rejected

Examples of WorkCover claims rejected WorkCover claims can be rejected for a number of reasons. This article will look at a number of examples of WorkCover claims being rejected. Keep in mind that it’s common for claims to be rejected for a number of reasons. If...
When can I make a WorkCover claim?

When can I make a WorkCover claim?

When can I make a WorkCover claim? You can make a WorkCover claim any time after you suffer an injury or illness related to your employment. The sooner the better after suffering the injury or illness. However, you can lodge a WorkCover claim months or even years...
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...
WorkCover claim process

WorkCover claim process

The WorkCover claim process (Vic) (explained) What is WorkCover? WorkCover insurance covers the cost of any benefits if employees are injured or they become ill because of their work. It is compulsory for all Victorian employers to have WorkCover insurance, and all...