All employers in every state and territory in Australia need to provide workers compensation for their employees in case of a work-related injury and workers compensation in Western Australia is no different. Workers’ compensation is a compulsory statutory form of insurance that protects workers in case of a work-related injury or injury sustained at work. Workers compensation insurance covers all workers; full time, part time, casual or workers employed under a verbal or written contract of service.
Should you suffer an injury at work, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance may provide you with compensation in the form of monetary benefits ongoing wages,, medical expense payment or reimbursement if treatment is required and/or rehabilitation assistance to support management of your injury and return to work.
Many types of injuries can occur at work including (but not limited to);