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....
WorkCover lawyers

WorkCover lawyers

WorkCover lawyers in Victoria If you’ve suffered an injury at work and if you’ve lodged a WorkCover claim (or perhaps you’re thinking of doing so), you may have considered hiring a lawyer to help you. We (Michael and Peter) are both lawyers, but we...
Injury at work with no sick leave

Injury at work with no sick leave

Injury at work with no sick leave (Vic) If you suffer an injury at work and you have no sick leave to fall back on, there are some options that are open to you. These are; WorkCover Income protection TPD Accessing superannuation Annual leave or long service leave...
What qualifies as a work related injury?

What qualifies as a work related injury?

What qualifies as a work related injury in Victoria? ‘ In order to be entitled to claim WorkCover, there are three criteria that must be met. 1. You are considered a ‘worker’ under the act. 2. Your employment must be connected to Victoria in some...
Is WorkCover a salary?

Is WorkCover a salary?

Is WorkCover a salary? (Vic) In one sense, WorkCover is a salary. If you have an accepted WorkCover claim in Victoria, one of your potential entitlements is the payment of weekly payments to cover some of your lost wages. However, it is important to keep in mind that...
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...
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...
WorkCover: who is a worker

WorkCover: who is a worker

WorkCover: who is a worker? To be eligible for WorkCover in Victoria, the injured person must show that they were a “worker” within the meaning of the Accident Compensation Act. If someone is held to not be a “worker” even though they appear to be working, they will...
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...
Should I lodge a WorkCover claim?

Should I lodge a WorkCover claim?

Should I lodge a WorkCover claim? A WorkCover claim isn’t the answer all the time. However, it can be of great assistance if you think you might need medical expenses and or income replacement benefits because your inability to work is impacted due to a work related...