BULLETIN
Bulletin No: 004 | 3 January 2019

TO: ALL UFU MEMBERS

HOW TO FILL OUT A WORKCOVER CLAIM FORM

Making a WorkCover Claim

  • If you’ve suffered from an injury, illness or disease you think might be related to your work, then you may be entitled to claim WorkCover compensation.
  • To make a WorkCover claim, follow these steps below:
  • See your doctor as soon as possible for treatment and give them details about how you were injured. Note: it is your right to choose which doctor you seek treatment from, this may be your own regular treating doctor or a new medical practitioner such as at the Epworth.
  • Lodge a WorkCover claim form as soon as possible with the MFB. There should be a WorkCover claim form available at every MFB work location.
  • (If you cannot find a form at your work location, one can be downloaded here:

https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/resources/workers-injury-claim-form)

  • The WorkCover form provided at your work location should be accompanied by an envelope. The envelope should have instructions on it along the following lines:
    • Complete a REII (MFB Safe Report) for this injury
    • Sign the WorkCover claim form
    • Sign the patient declaration on your WorkCover Certificate of Capacity, if you have had time off work
    • Contact the Rehabilitation / Return to Work Coordinator, if you take time off work.
  • If you do not need to take any time off work due to your injury but you want WorkCover to pay for the medical expenses you incur because of the injury, you should lodge a WorkCover claim form attaching any accounts/invoices relating to your medical treatment with the MFB.  Note: Should your Workcover claim be accepted then your past and future medical expenses will be reimbursed to you.
  • If you need to take time off work because of your injury, the WorkCover claim form must be accompanied by a certificate of capacity completed by your treating doctor. The claim and certificate must be lodged as soon as possible.
  • Once you have lodged the WorkCover claim with the MFB, it has 10 days to forward the documents on to its WorkCover claims agent.
  • The WorkCover claims agent then has a further 28 days to advise you whether or not your claim has been accepted.
  • If your claim is rejected, or if you haven’t received any response to your claim, you ought to seek further advice immediately from the Union.

Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary