What am I covered for?
If your workers’ compensation claim is accepted, you could be eligible for a variety of compensation payments including:
- weekly payments where time off work is required – to be eligible you need to obtain a Form 1 medical certificate from your treating doctor and provide it to your employer.
- reasonable medical and hospital expenses.
- accommodation costs – if you are required to be away from home to receive medical treatment, your reasonable accommodation costs may be reimbursed.
- travel and transportation costs – public transport and car travel costs may be reimbursed for travel to and from your appointments and treatment. These costs are based on the occasional user rates as published in the General Conditions of Employment Award. Fill out and submit a travel reimbursement form. and include any invoices or receipts.
- lump sum payments – if you have a permanent impairment as a result of a workplace injury you may be entitled to a lump sum payment.
Whilst your entitlements are not limited to the above, we have simply outlined the more common payment groups.
Compensation payments will continue to be paid by your employer. However in some circumstances payments can be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). This may occur if your employer ceases to operate as a business. Contact CGU for full list of your entitlements.