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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...