What are employee’s obligations to report injuries?

If you are injured at work you must notify your employer as soon as possible of any injury and record it in the register of injuries.

  • Where weekly payments are being claimed you must supply a WorkCover Medical Certificate of Capacity from a registered medical practitioner and;
  • Permit your medical practitioner to release information to the insurer and participate and cooperate in any injury management plan and return to work plan

All injuries sustained in the course of employment must be reported as soon as possible. Failure to report an injury within 6 months from the accident will prevent you from being able to make a claim unless there is a reasonable excuse.

Failure to report an injury within 3 years will prevent you from making a claim unless the injury resulted in the death or serious injury of the worker.