Workers' Compensation ACT

Cover your workers and safeguard the future of your business

The Workers' Compensation Act 1951 (ACT) requires all employers in the ACT to have a workers' compensation insurance policy in place to cover their workers in the event of a workplace-related injury.

If a worker is injured at work or develops an illness as a result of their work, they may be entitled to financial compensation. Workers' compensation insurance may include weekly payments to cover loss of earnings, reimbursement for reasonable medical and rehabilitation expenses, and lump sum payments in case of permanent impairment1.

Have you been injured at work? Find out what’s involved in the workers' compensation process and what you’ll need to do to make a claim. To lodge a claim, first speak to your employer. 

Workers' compensation insurance covers your business for financial costs you may be liable for when a worker sustains a work-related injury or illness. 

Although you may have measures in place to keep your workers safe, accidents can happen. Workers' compensation can lessen the challenges that may arise from a workplace injury or illness, for both employers and workers.

We aim to make managing workers' compensation easy for policy holders and their representatives.
If a worker has been injured in your workplace, you can notify us online 24/7. Notifying us is the first step in making a workers' compensation claim.
Contact us to transfer your policy to us, make changes to your policy, view claims information or provide confirmation of cessation of business.
Contact us or your representative to obtain your Certificate of Currency, which verifies you have a current workers' compensation insurance policy.
WorkSafe ACT oversees the ACT’s workers' compensation scheme by promoting and enforcing health and safety in workplaces. Find out what your main responsibilities are as an employer.

Notify your insurer within 48 hours of being notified of an injury. When a worker provides you with a completed Workers' Compensation Claim form accompanied by a Certificate of Capacity, you must forward these documents on to your insurer within seven days. 

If a serious incident has occurred involving a fatality or permanent injury or illness, phone Worksafe ACT immediately on 02 6207 3000 or 0419 120 028 after hours.

Create a Return to Work (RTW) program that outlines policies and procedures for the rehabilitation of injured workers and is in line with your insurer’s Injury Management Program. Your RTW program must be displayed at each of your workplaces. 

You must also display an Information Summary notice, which contains a summary of the legal requirements for making workers' compensation claims. Find the Allianz RTW poster and Employer RTW kit on our resource page.

You can support your worker’s return to work by maintaining regular contact with your worker and their case manager. This includes providing alternate suitable duties for 6 months post-injury and collaborating with your worker, treating doctor or rehabilitation provider to develop their Personal Injury Plan in the case of a significant injury. 
All self-insurers and any employers with an annual workers' compensation insurance premium of $200,000 or more must appoint an accredited Return to Work Coordinator.
All employers are required to maintain a register of injuries that is readily accessible to all workers. The register is a current record of any injuries suffered by workers, whether or not they result in a claim.
Our resources page includes information about injury management and return to work best practice with helpful forms, templates, tools and links.

Whether you’re an existing self-insurer or looking to transition into a self-insurance arrangement, our unique service structure helps drive success across your licensee program. 

We provide strategic support to tailor a flexible program that is simple, collaborative and helps reduce the complexities of workers' compensation. For more information, speak to one of our self-insurance experts.

To help make your workplace safer, our training courses help improve understanding of workplace health and safety responsibilities and injury management, so that you and your staff have the skills and knowledge to manage injuries and claims effectively.

Our training platform allows you to view and book upcoming training courses and access our webinar library.

Our state-based specialists understand the complexities of workers' compensation
We provide tailored support to help workers at every stage of their recovery journey
Our dedicated team of workers' compensation specialists aims to handle your claim efficiently
We provide training, along with psychological support and innovative risk management solutions to help create safer workplaces
  1. Entitlements vary based on the circumstances of individual claims, and financial limits apply over the life of the claim.
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