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,...
WorkCover entitlements (Vic)

WorkCover entitlements (Vic)

WorkCover entitlements (Vic)  Our entire site is devoted to WorkCover entitlements in Victoria, with each blog answering different questions about the various entitlements you have through the scheme. Here we summarize all of the major entitlements and give you links...
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...
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...
Does WorkCover pay for medication?

Does WorkCover pay for medication?

Does WorkCover pay for medication? The short answer is “yes, if you have an accepted WorkCover claim”. There are of course plenty of exceptions to the answer, which are detailed below, but for the most part, if the medication you are claiming is for the work injury,...
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...
Does WorkCover pay for doctors?

Does WorkCover pay for doctors?

Will WorkCover pay for doctors? Yes, if you have an accepted WorkCover claim, you’re entitled to be paid for the costs of reasonable medical and like expenses. Part of this includes having your doctors bills paid for. WorkCover will pay for doctors bills that they...
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...
Does WorkCover pay for surgery?

Does WorkCover pay for surgery?

Does WorkCover pay for surgery? Yes, generally speaking, WorkCover will pay for surgery, provided that surgery relates to your work related injury. Before you have the surgery, you will need to obtain written approval from the WorkCover insurer. They may wish to have...
Industrial deafness claim amounts

Industrial deafness claim amounts

Industrial deafness claim amounts (Vic)? What does industrial deafness mean?Industrial deafness is any condition of deafness caused by regular exposure to noise in the workplace. It can also be caused by one particular noise exposure which results in some loss of...
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....