WorkCover WA introduces Covid 19 amendments to legislation

WorkCover WA has introduced legislative changes with respect to Covid 19 as of 12 October 2020.

The Amendments to the Act and associated regulations address a number of priority issues relating to the Covid 19 pandemic.

These include:

  1. Establish a presumption of work-related injury for COVID-19 contracted by health care workers
  2. Discontinue the common law termination day
  3. Provide for a revised notice to be given to workers about common law claims
  4. Provide for email service of liability decision notices to workers from insurers and self-insurers
  5. Provide for annual indexation of capped worker entitlements

For more specific information on the detail of these changes please see the link below to the WorkCover WA website:

Recent legislative amendments

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