The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA) (Act) covers the rights and obligations of the employer, injured worker and the worker’s compensation insurer. If you’ve sustained an injury at work, you may not be aware of all entitlements your claim provides, which may be costly and detrimental to your health. Continue reading “Making A Workers’ Compensation Claim: Essentials & Entitlements”
Injury at Work? – Comcare v PVYW
Our October newsletter touched on entitlements and obligations under the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, this month we are going to have a brief look at injury ‘at work’ purely because of the very recent High Court Decision COMCARE v PVYW  HCA 41 (a summary can be found HERE) which involved an employee having sex in a motel room whilst on a work trip and a light fitting that was, importantly I think, pulled from the wall during the act. Continue reading “Injury at Work ?”
Our inaugural newsletter touched on how to make a claim for compensation following an injury at work, however, what most injured workers really want to know is what are their entitlements and obligations under the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.
In a nutshell, you are entitled to weekly payments of compensation for all periods you are unable to work your full pre-injury duties due to your work injury and medical expenses including travel and on specific circumstances meals and accommodation. Continue reading “Workers Compensation & Injury Management Act 1981 Entitlements & Obligations”
In Western Australia, your employer is required by law to hold workers compensation insurance. Workers compensation is a no-fault insurance scheme meaning that even if the injury is your fault you are most likely covered. The definition of ‘injury’ is wide and includes both physical and psychological injuries. Continue reading “Workers Compensation System in WA”