WorkCover and redundancy

WorkCover and redundancy

WorkCover and redundancy This page will explore issue of a redundancy and how it impacts on a WorkCover claim in Victoria. Firstly, what exactly is a redundancy? In short, redundancy is a way for employers to terminate employees. A redundancy occurs when the job that...
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 and unfair dismissal

WorkCover and unfair dismissal

WorkCover and unfair dismissal If you have a work related injury (or condition or illness), generally speaking, you are not able to be terminated from work because of that injury. If you are terminated because of the injury, in some cases you may be able to pursue an...
Can I change jobs while on WorkCover?

Can I change jobs while on WorkCover?

Can I change jobs while on WorkCover (Vic)? If you have a WorkCover claim on foot many people may wonder whether they are able to leave their job for a new job, and not have their WorkCover entitlements impacted. The short answer is yes, a person is able to leave a...
WorkCover after 52 weeks

WorkCover after 52 weeks

WorkCover after 52 weeks (Vic) If you have a WorkCover claim, the 52 week mark can be an important milestone. Your WorkCover payments may be reduced if overtime and shift allowances were initially included in your pre-injury average weekly earnings calculation....
WorkCover return to work (Victoria)

WorkCover return to work (Victoria)

WorkCover return to work (Victoria) – answers to common questions The WorkCover legislation in Victoria requires the employer and the worker to cooperate to try and get the injured worker back into the workplace when it is safe to do so. This can be on the basis...
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...
Ending employment while on WorkCover

Ending employment while on WorkCover

Ending employment while on WorkCover This article will deal with both the scenario of a worker wanting to end their employment while on WorkCover, and also the scenario where the employer wishes to end someone’s employment while they are on WorkCover. It is...