Workers compensation is a complex and often costly part of running a business. Ever changing legislation in this area can make it difficult for employers to manage, and subject them to harsh penalties for non-compliance. Our workers compensation experts can review, adjust or completely overhaul you workers compensation program and get it running efficiently and effectively to ensure it's not costing you any more than it should, and improving the safety and compliance of your workplace.
How we can help
For clients that are specifically seeking advice relating to Workers Compensation, we offer dedicated telephone and email advisory support designed to provide solutions relating to Workers Compensation.
Injury Management Services
Management from the initial injury/accident right through to a successful return to work, whilst coaching stakeholders in the business on the process and how to mitigate future incidents.
Workers Compensation Premium Reviews
Ensure that you are compliant with your WorkCover Premium obligations and you are not over or under declaring. We review areas which may have resulted in overstating your remuneration declaration and in turn, resulting in over-payment to WorkSafe, and ensure your industry classification is correct and that you are declaring wages accurately. We arrange any refunds if over-payments are discovered and provide a full report detailing our findings on completion. We also provide assistance where required to ensure that you rectify any areas of non-compliance.
Policy/Premium Management Services
We manage your Workers Compensation Program, ensuring all policies are compliant under the relevant legislation and regulations. We can also assist with wage declaration and remuneration where required.
Strategic Claims Management
We liaise directly with the return to work coordinator within your business, to analyse past premium impacting claims and find solutions. We can manage the entire claims process to ensure your claims are dealt with quickly and with maximum payout or benefit to you or your employees.
Employer Authorisation Agreement form
If you are interested in appointing AB Phillips as your Workers Compensation representative you will need to complete our Employer Authorisation Agreement form.
We offer our People Matters Advice and consultation and implementation services to businesses which cover many areas of human resources, workers compensation and safety & wellbeing.
Our People Matters Advice service is a dedicated telephone and email advisory service that provides unlimited professional advice in the areas of Human Resources, Workers Compensation and Safety & Wellbeing.
People Matters Advice is a cost-effective solution for businesses that need occasional or frequent advice and don’t have dedicated HR, Workers Compensation or Safety & Wellbeing employees in-house.
What type of people matters can we assist with?
Performance management; legislative employment obligations; wages; salary & leave entitlements; terminations; grievances & workplace disputes.
Resolve outstanding claims; premium reduction strategies; injury management; premium funding; policy management; claims management; occupational rehabilitation and Return to Work.
Safety & wellbeing:
Early intervention & injury prevention; mental health first aid training; health monitoring & pre-employment screening; job safety analysis & safe work methods; ageing workforce management; workplace audits & compliance assessments.
Consultation and Implementation Services
For businesses that require more than telephone or email advice, we offer full consultation and implementation services. Our People Solutions team can devise and implement tailored solutions for any Human Resources, Workers Compensation or Safety & Wellbeing business requirement.
Workers Compensation related articles
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Each time you hire a contractor you need to determine if they're considered a 'worker' by WorkSafe – if so, you become their employer for WorkCover insurance purposes and will have liability for claim/return to work processes.
Workers compensation premiums, and how they are calculated, are complex. Many businesses don't realise they are paying the incorrect amount of workers compensation premium, and overpayments are not uncommon.
Not being proactive about managing your workers comp claims could cost you more in premium.
Do you know?
- Any business that employs staff must have a Workers Compensation program
- Workers Compensation can be the highest insurance cost to business if not managed correctly
- Many Australian businesses are incorrectly classified and paying the wrong amount of Workers Compensation premium.
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Testimonials from some of our workers compensation clients
Contact our workers compensation team
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