Tag Archives: WorkSafe Vic

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WorkSafe VIC – complex claims process needs fixing

Further to a recent comment made b y “Tom”,  here is the press release from the Ombudsman about its investigation into Victoria’s workers’ compensation scheme. We knon it is well overdue as it occurred in 2016 but here it is. Nothing we did not alteady know as injured workers on the system. Let’s hope things have improved?

 

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How to dispute or challenge workcover insurer decision in Victoria

The aim of conciliation in Victoria is to resolve disputes and avoid litigation. The injured worker can request conciliation if there is a dispute between the injured worker and the agent (insurer) and/or employer about the injured worker’s claim. What’s more, if your WorkCover insurer fails to respond to a request within 28 days you can also lodge a Conciliation.

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Victorian workcover insurers profit 94 million in 6 months

WorkSafe Vic half-yearly report recorded a performance from insurance operations result of $94 million (and a net result after tax of $104 million) – over a period of 6 months, from July to December 2014. This essentially means the Victorian WorkCover insurance agents have collected significantly more premiums than they have invested into helping Victorians injured workers.

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WorkSafe VIC & TAC review

On 2 January, Victoria’s new Labor Premier  (Daniel Andrews – formerly the Minister for Finance) announced—by means of a vague and most curious media release— a review of WorkSafe VIC (VWA) and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), to “…identify opportunities to optimise the effectiveness, efficiency and value of these organisations to the Victorian community.”

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WorkCover Vic (VWA) restores WorkSafe brand

About 6 months ago the former (Liberal) Victorian Government announced that it was discarding the well-known (workcover) WorkSafe Vic brand, changing it to its old original brand – Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA). This change made little intelligible meaning at the time, and many perceived it as a decrease of focus to injury prevention. On 23 January 2015, less than 2 months after the election of a new Labor Government, the  brand has apparently costly and confusingly been restored.

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