Does WorkCover come out of sick leave?

Does WorkCover come out of sick leave?

Does WorkCover come out of sick leave? No, If you receive any payments under a WorkCover claim in Victoria, these do not come out of your sick leave. WorkCover is completely separate from your accrued sick leave entitlements as a part time or full time employee.  This...
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...
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...
Do I have to make a WorkCover claim?

Do I have to make a WorkCover claim?

Do I have to make a WorkCover claim? No, you definitely don’t need to make a WorkCover claim if you’ve suffered an injury or illness related to your employment. It’s completely up to you whether you wish to lodge a claim or not. You can also elect not to lodge a...
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...
Does WorkCover use sick leave?

Does WorkCover use sick leave?

Does WorkCover use sick leave? No, when you’re off work because of a work related injury or illness and you’re paid income benefits, these are WorkCover weekly payments. These are seperate to your accrued sick leave entitlement. Using sick leave on WorkCover: If you...
Employment entitlements and WorkCover (Vic)

Employment entitlements and WorkCover (Vic)

Your employment rights & entitlements while on WorkCover (Vic) How does WorkCover work in Victoria? WorkCover is insurance that covers employers for the cost of any benefits if any of their workers are injured or become ill as a consequence of their work. All...