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1 Department of Education Workers Compensation Injury Management Unit (IMU) Teresa Berry Senior HR Consultant Injury Management

2 Department of Education Claims Process Injured worker reports an incident and/or injury. Visits GP – GP issues workers compensation prescribed medical certificate.

3 Department of Education Claims Process Making a workers compensation claim  Worker must have the prescribed medical certificate before being able to complete a claim.  A worker should not be advised to complete a claim form.

4 Department of Education Claims Process Completing a claim form  Only the worker can complete a claim – it is not to be completed on their behalf.  The worker completes the left hand side – Injured workers details only (Q1-35)  The Employer’s details are completed in the IMU (Q36 to 66)  A claim is not a valid claim unless a workers compensation claim form is accompanied with a prescribed medical certificate – so do not send one without the other.

5 Department of Education Common questions What happens at age 65 or above?  Workers compensation weekly payments cease on 65 th birthday  If claim made at age 64 or greater, then entitlement is for 12 months only Who processes wages whilst worker is injured?  The Injury Management Unit, no ESS bookings are necessary or completion of leave forms. How long does a worker have to complete claim from injury?  6 months from date of injury/incident

6 Department of Education Common questions What happens to wages whilst a claim is being investigated?  A worker is entitled to receive wages for the period of the investigation (up to 84 days) and;  Medical expenses paid up to $  If the claim is disputed, wages and benefits cease. No repayment is required.


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