Worker Compensation & Workplace Injuries
Workers' compensation is an insurance for those who are injured or become ill due to their job or work environment. It provides cash benefits and/or medical care and is paid by the employer after a verification process.
A Workcover Certificate is issued by your treating medical practitioner.
The Workcover Certificate provides details of your injury, and if appropriate, your capacity to work.
The initial Workcover Certificate must be issued by a general practitioner, and must accompany a Worker's Claim for Compensation.
- Covers reasonable medical treatment and rehabilitation;
- provides weekly payments of compensation if there is incapacity for work after the injury/illness
- assists the staff member to return to work as quickly and safely as possible after their injury/illness
Workplace injuries are the injuries that occur during your job. Such injuries may occur due to a fall, slip or trips. These are a top cause of workers' compensation claims. The different Workplace injuries include back and head injuries, fractures or broken bones, sprains or pulled muscles and cuts.