A worker may be entitled to compensation for an injury or disease that occurs/arises:
- during the course of employment; or,
- by an accident arising out of employment; or
- on a journey to or from work.
We have made it as easy as possible to either apply for a new policy or transfer an existing policy.
‘Wages’ means the aggregate amount of Wages, salary, or other remuneration to be paid to your Workers.
This depends on whether the contractor or sub-contractor is defined as a ‘worker’.
A Certificate of Currency provides confirmation of a current WA workers compensation policy and is valid for up to 12 months from the date of issue or until the policy expiry date, whichever occurs first.
1. Complete an Employer’s Report of Injury Form
2. Obtain a completed Claim Form 2B from your injured worker
3. Obtain a First Medical Certificate from your injured worker
4. If required, obtain the following completed forms: Statement of Witness, Recurrence of Injury Claim Form, Journey Injury Claim Form
5. Once you have obtained the Claim Form 2B and First Medical Certificate from your worker, forward all of the above to GIO within 3 working days by either:
- Fax: 1300 553 488
- Mail: GIO Workers Compensation GPO Box B50 Perth WA 6838
For more information, call GIO on on (08) 08 9320 3600 or 13 10 10, or go to our “Lodging a Workers Compensation Claim”page.
Suitable duties are short-term work duties agreed between the employer, the injured worker and treating doctor, to assist the injured worker’s rehabilitation. Suitable duties must comply with a current medical certificate.
An Injury Management Plan (IMP) is developed by your GIO case officer in consultation with the employer, injured worker and treating doctor. This Plan outlines the steps required to assist the injured worker to get back to work and establishes the agreed Return-to-Work goal. The responsibilities of the injured worker, treating doctor and employer are also included in the Injury Management Plan.
A Return-To-Work Plan outlines the duties to be provided to the injured worker in the form of a written action plan that explains how you will help your injured worker stay at work while they recover. This plan is to be supplied to all parties.