ReturnToWorkSA prosecutes eighth person for work injury fraud

Reported by Haydee | 29 Dec, 2015

The man was prosecuted on Thursday, 24 December. He was convicted and sentenced to 9 months imprisonment suspended with Corrections supervision and monitoring for 18 months and ordered to repay $34,381 in restitution and costs.


Information seminars for injured workers

Reported by Haydee | 02 Feb, 2015

WorkCover WA in partnership with the Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention (IFAP) will conduct free information seminars for injured workers. The seminars will provide injured workers with information on managing their workers’ compensation claim and return to work. The following topics will be discussed in the seminar: Worker’s Compensation in WA Claims Process Entitlements Claims …

Your accident insurance policy explained in 90 seconds

Reported by Haydee | 02 May, 2012

A 90 second animated film was created by WorkCover Queensland to explain the ‘how, what and why’ of workers’ compensation. The film entitled, ‘Your accident insurance cover explained in 90 seconds was created to simplify the definitions outlined in the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003. It explains employers’ responsibilities and how WorkCover can provide …

Older workforce will increase OHS costs, says legal expert

Reported by Haydee | 10 Feb, 2012

Older workforce could open up employers to a range of potential compensation lawsuits. This is according to M+K Lawyers principal Andrew Douglas who said that the increase in the number of older workers in Australia is actually a legal liability. “This is going to become much more of an issue over the next few years, …