These Authority Guidelines outline how employers must respond to a worker’s compensation claim for a mental injury.
A summary of changes includes:
Employers must notify the Authority by providing Part A of the Worker's Injury Claim Form within three business days of receiving a claim for mental injury.
The completion of Part A of the Worker’s Injury Claim Form does not mean lodgement of a claim under section 20 of the Act.
For mental injury claims, employers must complete and forward Part B of the Worker's Injury Claim Form to their agent within 10 calendar days. Employers can choose to forward both Part A and Part B together, but must do so within three business days.
These Guidelines were issued by Colin Radford, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian WorkCover Authority on 1 July 2021.