What is WorkCover leave?

What is WorkCover leave?

What is WorkCover leave? In Victoria, technically there is nothing called ‘WorkCover leave’. If you are absent from work either on a partial basis or a complete basis because of your work-related injury and you have a WorkCover claim on foot, any time off work is...
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,...
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....
The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process (Vic) This page will look at the WorkCover settlement process in relation to each of the main WorkCover entitlements that a person may claim. Medical and like expenses and weekly payments settlement process If the WorkCover insurer has...
Is WorkCover ordinary time earnings?

Is WorkCover ordinary time earnings?

Is WorkCover ordinary time earnings? No, in most cases when it comes to the payment of WorkCover payments, you will not be paid your equivalent ordinary time earnings. WorkCover weekly payments are paid to you at the rate of 95% of your pre-injury average weekly...
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...
Working while on WorkCover

Working while on WorkCover

Working while on WorkCover (Vic) Many people believe that if you have a WorkCover claim, you are not able to work. And that if you do work while on WorkCover, your claim is finalised. This is not correct. You are able to work while on WorkCover, whether that be in the...
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...
How do I make a claim for loss of earnings?

How do I make a claim for loss of earnings?

How do I make a claim for loss of earnings? (Vic) If you have been injured at work, it is possible to claim for your loss of earnings. Generally speaking, there are two ways that the WorkCover system can compensate you for your loss of earnings. This article will...
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...
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...
Do I get paid normally on WorkCover?

Do I get paid normally on WorkCover?

Do I get paid normally on WorkCover?   If you lodge a WorkCover claim in Victoria and it gets accepted, in some instances you’ll be entitled to be paid income replacement benefits. These are sometimes referred to as weekly payments of compensation. You are...
If I get injured at work do I get paid?

If I get injured at work do I get paid?

If I get injured at work do I get paid? If you get injured at work, and that injury is in some way related to your employment, then it is possible to be paid compensation for some of your lost earnings if your ability to work is impacted. In order to be paid, you must...
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...