Workcover resources – Tasmania (TAS)
TAS Workcover – TAS’s state government body responsible for managing Tasmania’s workers compensation fund and overseeing workplace OH&S standards.
Who is entitled to a Workers Compensation Claim in the state of Tasmania?
An individual who is identified as a worker in the state of Tasmania and they have suffered an injury in the workplace.
Workers Compensation Claims are managed by WorkCover Tasmania.
What should I do legally after my workplace injury?
You should immediately report the injury to your employer and let them know that you have suffered a injury as a result.
You then need to consult your doctor about the diagnosis of your injury/illness and obtain a medical certificate. There after you need to lodge a worker’s compensation claim with WorkCover Tasmania.
What entitlements may I receive in compensation?
Once your claim is accepted by WorkCover Tasmania some of your entitlements may include;-
- Payments of your wages while you are off work
- Payments of your medical
- Lump sum payout
What are my limitations in Tasmania?
You have 6 months to lodge a claim with your employer. Exceptions may be made if you are outside this period for industrial deafness cases and if you have a disease. You should lodge your claim as soon as the accident has occurred; even if you do not know the diagnosis of your injury it is still very important to lodge a claim as it may affect you in the long term.
When should I pursue a Common Law Claim?
Injured people who have accepted workers compensation claim should pursue a common claim when liability has been established and that the accident was not your fault and you were not partially at fault.
Pursuing a Common Law Claim can compensate you for past and future losses that WorkCover Tasmania does not take into consideration.
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