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Employee

Here you will find key resources for employees covered by the Comcare scheme.

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Can I claim?

Learn about who the Comcare scheme applies to.

Find out what the Comcare scheme covers.

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Education & training

Comcare’s education team offer a range of training and education options that focus on achieving improved health and safety outcomes.

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Virtual Office

Use the Virtual Office to help you identify and control hazards in your office.

Virtual Office

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Reconsideration and reviews

Learn more about determinations that can be reconsidered and reviewed.

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Work health and safety reviews

You may be able to request a review for some decisions made by Comcare Inspectors and Officers. 

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Education & training

Read about our range of training and education options that focus on achieving improved health and safety outcomes. We offer training for all levels of learners and roles on a variety of topics.

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The work health and safety regulatory framework

Read about how Comcare administers the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 in the Commonwealth jurisdiction. 

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Licensees

Licensees are national employers who have been granted a self-insurance licence for workers’ compensation by the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC).

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Virtual Office

Use the Virtual Office to help you identify and control hazards in your office.

Virtual Office

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CIS

Log-in to the Customer Information System (CIS).

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Health and safety representatives

Everything you need to know about meeting your obligations to have health and safety representatives in your organisation.

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Directory of Approved Rehabilitation Providers

Use this directory to select a Comcare Approved Rehabilitation Provider as part of a return to work program for an injured employee.

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Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities
Find out more about the Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities.
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Case manager

Learn about the role of case managers in rehabilitation.

Case manager

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How to get approved and operate as a workplace rehabilitation provider

Discover more about how rehabilitation providers play an integral role in the return-to-work process of an injured employee.

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Health benefits of work

There is compelling evidence that, in general, work is good for health and wellbeing. Conversely, the evidence also says long-term work absence, work disability and unemployment can have a negative impact on health and wellbeing.

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Medical certificates

An employee must submit medical evidence in order for Comcare to consider liability for medical treatment and incapacity payments. 

Learn about Comcare's medical certificate.

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Clinical framework

Comcare has endorsed the Clinical Framework for the delivery of allied health services.

The Clinical Framework outlines a set of guiding principles for the delivery of allied health services to injured workers.

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Clinical Panel

Comcare's Clinical Panel can provide professional support and advice to healthcare providers treating injured workers.

The Clinical Panel consists of experienced medical and allied healthcare professionals.

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Clinical Policies

Comcare has developed Clinical Policies about physiotherapy, psychology and pharmacy.

Clinical policies

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Fee Schedules

For many types of treatment, Comcare has established an appropriate payment limit.

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Medical practitioners

Medical practitioners are central to Comcare's effective management of compensation claims for work-related injuries and illnesses.

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Directory of permanent impairment assessors

Use the directory to find Comcare trained Permanent Impairment Assessors. 

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Asbestos notifications

Employers are required to give notice to Comcare of injuries, illnesses or diseases that meet certain notification criteria.

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Asbestos related claims

Information regarding claims for workers' compensation, and claims for compensation or damages.

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Managing hazards—Asbestos

Employers and employees should be aware of the risks and their responsibilities in relation to asbestos.

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Asbestos innovation fund

The Fund was designed to support research projects and new initiatives or programs that prevented or better managed asbestos exposure or improved the treatment of asbestos disease sufferers.

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Latest news

New GHS E Learning available
23 Jun 2016

Comcare has published a new general workplace awareness E Learning session on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Account processing timeframes
30 May 2016

Comcare is currently processing accounts for claim related expenses within standard timeframes.

Compendium of WHS and workers’ compensation statistics 7th edition
17 Nov 2015

The latest Compendium of WHS and workers' compensation statistics has been released with data to June 2015. The Compendium presents an overview of the Comcare scheme and includes statistical data on the scheme's WHS and workers' compensation performance.

Comparative claim incidence rates
16 Nov 2015

You can now view information showing the incidence of claims accepted, claims received, and claims with one week or more of incapacity for employers with more than 500 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees for 2014–15. The table includes comparisons to last year's data and figures from Comcare's self-insured licensees.

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