workers compensation insurance premiums
Workers' compensation is a statutory form of insurance for all employers in every state and territory in Australia. It provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured in the course of their employment.
Employers who hire workers on a full-time, part-time or casual basis, under an oral or written contract of service or apprenticeship, must have workers compensation insurance that covers all workers:
• while they are not fit to work
• to pay medical expenses and cost of rehabilitation.
Each state or territory regulates its own workers compensation scheme. The schemes are administered in different ways and vary from state to territory. More information is available from the Safe Work Australia website.
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