Employer medical excess: Information for employers

Advice to employers about the requirements of medical excess. What it is, how it applies and for how long.

Published: 02 Jul 2021
File type: PDF
File size: 61.97 kB
Length: 3 pages
Reading level: Easy

What it contains

Under Victorian workers' compensation legislation, an excess may apply to WorkSafe claims.

Physical injury only claims

For claims which are for a physical injury only, employers need to pay:

  • the first 10 working days of weekly payments to their worker who has an accepted work-related injury or illness
  • initial medical and like expenses up to an annually nominated amount, known as medical excess, for services* relating to the accepted work-related injury or illness

The medical excess amount is adjusted annually.