What are an employer’s obligations?
Both you and your employees have responsibilities in relation to safety and
injury management in the workplace.
As an employer, you must maintain a readily accessible register of injuries
for all incidents, accidents and near misses and make sure all employees
are aware of it.
When an injury occurs
Following an injury an employer must:
attend to your employee as soon as possible, ensuring they receive
medical treatment if required
notify CGU within 48 hours
complete your register of injuries as soon as possible
work with CGU to develop an injury management plan for the injured
implement and monitor a return to work plan for the injured worker
not dismiss an injured worker within six months of the worker becoming
unfit as a result of a work injury.
Making a claim
Once a notification of injury form is completed an employer must:
forward it to CGU within five days of receipt in order to have your
forward relevant medical certificates as soon as possible.
Employers also have a number of obligations relating to workplace health
An injured worker’s obligations
An injured worker must:
notify their employer of any injury or illness as soon as they become
aware of it
make a workers compensation claim (including providing a State
Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) certificate of capacity) in order
to receive payment for medical expenses and time lost due to medical
nominate their own treating doctor, usually a GP who agrees to
participate in the planning of their return to the workforce
actively participate in treatment and planning their return to work
participate in assessments to determine their capacity, rehabilitation
progress and future employment prospects
make every reasonable effort to return to work in suitable employment
notify their employer within seven days if they are receiving workers
compensation payments and start working for another employer or start
their own business.
If they don’t meet these obligations, their entitlement to weekly payments
and medical and other expenses may be affected.
More information regarding employer obligations with workers compensation
claims, or copies of any posters, can be found at