The GP is vital in achieving successful workplace injury management and to assist workers to recover quickly from an injury.
Under WorkCover, all employers need to comply with occupational health and safety, injury management, and workers’ compensation.
What steps do I need to take for WorkCover?
If you sustain a work-related injury, notify your employer, and speak to your GP immediately for advice and a WorkCover certificate. Your insurer will give you a WorkCover claim number and a case manager – you will need these details to your GP.
What is a WorkCover Certificate of Capacity?
Your GP completes the WorkCover certificate of capacity for you – this outlines the duties that you can/cannot perform at work and anything that can help your recovery. The WorkCover certificate of capacity is also used to communicate your WorkCover case with your insurer, employer, and other health professionals involved. The WorkCover Certificate of Capacity has to be updated by your nominated GP every 28 days – this means you should follow up with the same GP for WorkCover appointments