You may also need to consider:

A potential return to work date and plan.

Decisions regarding your capacity to return to work should be guided by your treating doctor.
Your doctor should regularly assess your capacity to work and provide up to date Certificates of Capacity to the WorkCover insurer.

This will include your capacity to return to work as well as your ability to participate in any return to work plans.

Only once your treating doctor has stated that you are able to return to work on full or modified duties should you return to work.

An additional claim through your Super & TPD insurance

If you have a superannuation policy that includes cover for workplace injuries, you may be entitled to additional compensation.

Update your will

After a workplace injury event, it can be wise to update your will (or draft your first will). Our Wills team can offer you a complimentary review of your will. Bring it your first appointment or use our online tool and have it reviewed by a lawyer.

Resources & FAQs

Answers to common questions in
relation to the expertise.

Summary of Judgement

Ms Attanayake’s lodged a WorkCover claim for anxiety and depression caused by sexual harassment, bullying and threats during her work.


WorkCover Online – “VicClaim” App

Traditionally people injured at work need to call and write to an insurer (often multiple times) when seeking access to an entitlement.


Medical Panel Reasons in Serious Injury Applications

It has been established practice in serious injury applications that Medical Panel Certificates of Opinion are tendered, but that the Reasons are not.