In Australia, workers who are injured or made sick by their job can claim Workers’ Compensation – a compulsory form of insurance that employers are required to take out to cover themselves and their employees.
Workers compensation covers medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and lost wages for workers while they are unable to work. Any worker in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) can claim workers compensation, through their union or through a private provider.
Workers compensation is determined by state-based legislation, with different rules and regulations based on the state or territory. This website provides information for workers in ACT.