A WorkCover Claim is when an injured worker claims financial compensation under the WorkCover scheme relating to an injury that they’ve suffered whilst they were at work.
Employers have a compulsory duty to register for WorkCover Insurance to protect themselves against potential compensation claims for work-related injuries and diseases.
WorkSafe Victoria is responsible for administering Victoria’s workers’ compensation legislation under the no-fault WorkCover Scheme, which entitles injured workers to compensation regardless of who is responsible for the injury or illness.
Compensation is available to injured workers in several forms, including;
Claim for Damages. A claim made when you can show that fault or “negligence” on the part of your employer or some other person has caused your injury; however, you must show you have suffered a “serious injury” to be able to claim damages.
Regardless of whether you’re a full-time/part-time worker, casual Worker, apprentice, contractor, or your employer is not registered for WorkCover Insurance, claims can be made for compensation for your workplace injury.
Common workplace injuries include:
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