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Victoria expedites mental health support for injured workers

14 July, 2021

An Act passed by the Victorian Government will enable workers seeking compensation for mental injuries to receive payments while waiting for their claim to be determined.


Mechanic ordered to pay back fraudulent compensation claim

09 February, 2021

A Victorian man caught working while receiving payments from workers compensation after he injured his arm while working as a mechanic must repay $96,196.


SWA releases 2018–2019 workers compensation report

15 January, 2021

SWA has released a report detailing workers compensation statistics from 2018–2019, revealing which occupations had the highest rate of serious claims.


After mental illness: supporting worker return to work

24 November, 2020

A study into worker mental health problems has called on employers to provide a tailored approach to help employees achieve a sustainable return to work.


Report: COVID-19 prompts 533 workers compensation claims

06 November, 2020

Safe Work Australia has released a snapshot of workers compensation claims related to COVID-19 up to 31 July 2020.


WorkSafe Victoria reviews young worker compensation payments

18 September, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria is reviewing weekly compensation payments for young workers, after an error in calculating increment dates was discovered in 2019.


18 years of Australian workers compensation data

16 January, 2020

Labourers have the highest rate of serious claims in the latest year of workers compensation data. We explore the report findings, including 18 years of data.


How pre-employment strategies can help limit workers compensation liability

21 August, 2019

Done correctly, pre-employment functional assessments can reduce an organisation's risk of workers compensation exposure, Logic Health explains.


Victorian firefighters to access cancer compensation

08 July, 2019

Career and volunteer firefighters that meet certain requirements can now access presumptive compensation for specified cancers contracted during their service.


1 in 10 lung illnesses caused by workplace fumes

04 June, 2019

Exposure to hazardous fumes in the workplace may be the cause of illness in more than one out of 10 people, according to new research.


Initiatives for mentally healthy workplaces

17 April, 2019

A range of initiatives is being released by the NSW Government to help workplaces boost employee mental health.


Study reveals risks of infectious diseases at work

25 February, 2019

A review has recently been conducted into infectious diseases acquired due to exposure in workplaces across the US.


Workers compensation comparison report released

08 February, 2019

A report detailing the differences between compensation arrangements for Australian and New Zealand workers has been published by Safe Work Australia.


Tips to prevent heat and UV exposure

10 December, 2018

As temperatures begin to rise, employers are being reminded of the dangers associated with working in heat.


Dust diseases clinic improves medical care

28 November, 2018

The clinic's screening services are free and include access to X-ray, full lung function test and a medical examination with a medical specialist.


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