Workers Compensation

Workers compensation can be costly and complex for employers. Workers compensation “insurance” is not insurance in the usual sense for those employers whose premiums are affected by the cost of their claims. These are employers with a basic tariff premium greater than $30,000. If you are in this category your premium can increase substantially with the cost of a claim.


Each year icare (previously named Workcover) prosecutes hundreds of employers for failing to take out correct insurance, and routinely winds up businesses that have no capacity to pay outstanding premiums. So it’s not something to be unsure about. AFEI can explain how workers compensation works, your obligations, how your premium is calculated and how to deal with icare on premium and claims issues. We also assist you to prepare for a workers compensation audit and help you manage the process.

AFEI’s workers compensation services include:

  • How to manage claims to reduce the impact on your premium
  • Guidance on injury management and return to work programs
  • Assessing your premium
  • Having the right notices, records and documentation
  • Knowing what to do after an accident
  • Training courses for understanding premiums, managing claims and reducing workers compensation costs

Online Knowledge Base – Information and resources for AFEI Members

AFEI Members get access to the Online Knowledge Base, a series of articles, guides, and templates designed to answer frequent questions and tackle complex employment topics.

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