Definitions for "WorkCover"
Keywords:  tainted, comp, facto, workers, pursued
The scheme which provides compensation for workers who are injured in the course of their employment• De Facto Relationships• Employment• Insurance - General• Personal Injuries• Time Limits in Civil Matters• Workcover
An insurance where employers are legally required to pay an annual premium to WorkCover. For this insurance, WorkCover pays benefits to workers who suffer work-related injury or illness. These benefits include income replacement, hospital and medical costs and lump sum compensation. These benefits are outlined in WorkCover's legislation.
The government body which all employers must have insurance with unless they are an approved self-insurer by Q-Comp. They determine a statutory payout which may be rejected and a common law claim pursued with the accident was tainted with negligence.