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Employee informs supervisor or employer

  • The Act says the worker can inform the employer or supervisor verbally or in writing
  • The worker must inform the employer as soon as possible

Employer reports the accident

  • Employer must report the accident even if he/she does not believe the worker’s story
  • Employer fills in form WCL2 in duplicate (Part A and part B)
  • Part B of the form is given to the worker to give to the doctor (this is proof that the injury is a genuine worker’s compensation claim so the worker must not be charged for treatment)
  • Part A of the WCL2 form must be sent to the Commissioner within 7 days

FORMS TO BE COMPLETED:

  • WCL 2 (by employer)
  • Employer’s report of accident

Doctor sends in First Medical Report

  • Doctor must fill in form WCL 4. In this report the doctor says how serious the injury is and how long the worker is likely to be off work
  • Doctor sends this report to the employer
  • Employer must send the doctor’s report (WCL 4) and their own report (WCL 2) to the Commissioner

FORMS TO BE COMPLETED:

  • WCL 4 (by doctor)
  • First Medical Report and Account for an Accident

Doctor send in Progress Medical Reports (if necessary)

  • If the injury will take a long time to heal, the doctor sends in a progress Medical Report to the Commissioner every month until the condition is fully stabilised (that means that no further treatment is necessary)
  • If the worker’s condition has not improved after 24 months, the Commissioner may decide that the condition is permanent and give compensation for permanent disability

FORMS TO BE COMPLETED:

  • WCL 5 (by doctor)
  • Progress/Final Medical Report

Doctor sends in Final Medical Report

  • Doctor must fill in form WCL 5. In this report the doctor states either that the worker is fit to go back to work or that the worker is permanently disabled.
  • he doctor must send this form to the employer who sends it to the Commissioner

FORMS TO BE COMPLETED:

  • WCL 5 (by doctor)
  • Progress/Final Medical Report

Employer sends in the Resumption Report

  • Employer must fill in for WCL 6 and send it to the Commissioner
  • The report states when the worker went back to work and how much the worker was paid in compensation. If the worker was dismissed then the date of dismissal is filled in on the form
  • The employer fills in this form to get back the money paid to the worker in compensation during the first three months he/she was off work

FORMS TO BE COMPLETED:

  • WCL 6 (by employer)
  • Resumption Report

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