What is paid on a claim?
If the workers' compensation claim is accepted, your injured worker could be eligible for compensation payments including:
weekly payments where time off work is required:
- CGU will reimburse you for these payments upon acceptance of the liability
- your employee must obtain a WorkCover WA medical certificate from their treating doctor and provide it to you
- the amount your employee will receive is dependent on your employee’s fitness for work and duration of incapacity
- reasonable medical and hospital expenses – these are paid in line with WorkCover WA recommended fees. Service providers can apply directly to CGU for payment.
- accommodation costs – if your injured worker is required to be away from home for treatment they may be entitled to have accommodation costs paid
- travel and transportation costs – reasonable public transport and car travel costs (as per WorkCover WA rates) may be reimbursed to your employee for travel to and from medical appointments and treatment. A travel reimbursement form must be submitted, along with any invoices or receipts.
- lump sum payments – if your employee has a permanent impairment as a result of a workplace injury they may be entitled to a lump sum payment.
Whilst entitlements are not limited to the above, we have simply outlined the more common payment groups. If you would like more information please contact CGU.