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...
Moving interstate while on WorkCover

Moving interstate while on WorkCover

Moving interstate while on WorkCover (Vic) Just because you have a WorkCover claim does not mean that you need to continue to reside in Victoria. You are able to move interstate (and overseas) should you wish if you have a Victorian WorkCover claim on foot. However,...
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...
How much do no win no fee lawyers take?

How much do no win no fee lawyers take?

How much do no win no fee lawyers take? When it comes to WorkCover related matters in Victoria, the short answer is that it generally depends upon three factors: the amount of work required to be done the amount spent on disbursements the amount recoverable from the...
WorkCover rights Victoria

WorkCover rights Victoria

An outline of your WorkCover rights (Victoria) People on WorkCover often do not known what their rights are. This is understandable, as for many, they’ve never needed to lodge a WorkCover claim before. Here’s a list of your WorkCover rights as an injured employee for...
Is WorkCover and WorkSafe the same?

Is WorkCover and WorkSafe the same?

Is WorkCover and WorkSafe the same? No, they are different. WorkSafe, or the Victorian WorkCover Authority is the Victorian government body that manages Victoria’s workplace safety regime. It is also responsible for managing Victoria’s workers compensation scheme....
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...
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...
Does WorkCover back pay?

Does WorkCover back pay?

Does WorkCover back pay? Yes, if your claim is rejected and then later accepted, you’re entitled to be back paid to put you in the position of if your claim was initially accepted. If you reach an agreement with the insurance company or their lawyers to resolve your...