Work and health / work and well being

Accident Compensation and Make-up Pay in Awards Covering Victorian Employees 2008

Client:  Worksafe Victoria

The state of Victoria commissioned a official review of The Accident Compensation Act 1985, to ensure that injured workers continued to receive fair support, to stream line the administrative process, and also to examine the benefits available with regard to the need to protect the long-term financial viability of the scheme. Interim research by the review suggested that there is some duplication with regards to such entitlements with some awards and agreements. This report then examined the coverage of accident compensation provisions for Victorian employees, as prescribed in key awards, focusing in particular on the provision of 'make-up' or 'top-up' pay of workers compensation.