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Workers Compensation

Preventing injuries from hurting your business.

Cover for

Employee wages
Medical expenses
Rehabilitation costs
Legal costs
'Common law' damages

What is Workers Compensation Insurance?

Workers Compensation is a compulsory insurance administered as per the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA). WorkCover WA manages it on behalf of the state government.

Employers must ensure all workers, including contractors and sub-contractors, are protected by Workers’ Compensation insurance. Failure to do so will result in fines, legal costs, costs of common law damages and payment of 5 years avoided premiums.

We have access to five authorised insurers making it quick and simple to arrange cover and can arrange a blanket Principal’s Indemnity extension with a waiver of subrogation. This option helps you meet your contractual liability.

If you are a Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd) Company you can also elect to cover working directors.

Cover whilst travelling to and from your normal place of work is not covered under a Workers’ Compensation policy and you will need a separate Personal Accident 'Journey' policy.

Not in WA? Please select your state: Victoria  |  New South Wales  |  South Australia  |  Australian Capital Territory  |  Tasmania  |  Queensland  |  Northern Territory

Key benefits
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Competitive premiums for all aspects of the Construction industry
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Claims support, advocacy and advice
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Risk management support
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Responsive injury and claims management

We can partner with you to achieve:

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Professional claims support from claim until settlement

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Contractual reviews which ensure you have the right cover in place

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A safe working environment

Why do you need this policy?

Here's an example:


John is a sole trader who has worked subcontracting as a bricklayer for six years.

His fitness level is not what it used to be, and his work involves significant lifting on site. While working for a large and reputable home builder, he fails to lift a heavy load correctly and suffers back pain resulting in time off work.
The home builder notifies their Insurer of John's incident and lodges a Workers' Compensation claim. The claim undergoes investigation and settled by the home builders' insurers.

While the subcontractor is unable to work, the home builder is required to maintain contact with him and take an active interest in getting him back to work. They work with their Insurer to ensure site safety has the highest priority.

Advice from our experts:

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If you employ sub-contractors, make sure they have their own Workers' Compensation insurance. Always ensure there is cover under your Workers' Compensation for the work they undertake for you. Failure to do so may result in fines and penalties.

Neil Gray State Manager, WA

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Neil Gray
Neil Gray
State Manager, WA

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