If you need to speak with WorkCover Tasmania regarding your work accident claim, here are some useful contact details:
Within Tasmania: 1300 366 322
Outside Tasmania: (03) 6166 4600
Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Public Holidays
If you need to contact WorkCover Tasmania by post, you can do so using the following address:
PO Box 56
Rosny Park TASMANIA 7018
For email enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to notify WorkCover of an incident you can visit: https://www.worksafe.tas.gov.au/safety/safety_subjects/subject/incident_notification
To make a work safety complaint you can visit: https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/contacts/have-your-say-give-us-your-feedback/online-feedback-form
Wage replacement is a kind of insurance payment that is given to employees who are injured or hurt during their work or someone who has become unwell as a result of their work. Essentially, if you have injured yourself at work, your employer is obligated to pay you worker’s compensation payments. Each state and territory have their own laws and regulations in regard to this entitlement scheme. You could get hurt by:
Worker’s Compensation payments be paid for by your employer if you get hurt on the job-whether or not you miss time from work. You may be eligible to receive benefits even if you are a temporary or part-time worker.
The amount paid to you on worker’s compensation will depend on the state or territory. The amount paid to you is an insurance payment and not a wage. Generally, you are paid:
It is illegal for your employer to terminate your employment because you have reported a workplace injury of lodging a worker’s compensation claim. It is not common for an employer to make the mistake of telling an employee that they are losing their job because of a worker’s compensation. Most employers realise that that would most likely lead to an employment discrimination claim.
If you have a physical impairment that I greater than 10%, or a permanent psychological impairment greater than 15% then you may qualify for a lump sum payout.
To be considered to have permanent impairment there are a number of different factors to consider. For example, incidents that lead to serious spinal cord injury, an amputation or permanently reduced mobility could be the defining factor in qualifying you for a lump sum entitlement.
It is well-known that the WorkCover process is complex. You should always take care when lodging a WorkCover claim. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
You can also use our site to answer any questions you may have regarding your workers compensation claim:
If you’ve suffered an injury at work, it’s best to seek legal advice to know your rights and find out where you stand.
1. Claiming for no fault injuries in TasmaniaOur panel of compensation lawyers servicing Hobart and Tasmania can help you make a successful claim.
2. No win, no drama compensation services in TASFind our today if you can make your claim for compensation without the financial risk.
3. How much compensation can you get?Make your own estimation online without having to speak with a lawyer.
4. I was injured during my daily commuteYou may be eligible for compensation if your accident happened driving to or from your place of work.