Medical and Like Expenses

Workers compensation treatment expenses

If you have suffered an injury or illness at work in Victoria you may be entitled to claim reasonable associated costs for workers compensation treatment expenses through WorkCover, a type of insurance that all employers in Victoria must have.

In order to claim workers compensation medical expenses you will generally be required to provide a medical certificate or report from the treating doctor or health care provider. Decisions depend on the nature of the treatment and whether the cost is considered reasonable.

Types of services you may be able to claim for include:

  • Expenses of general practitioners, specialists, and hospitals
  • MRI scans
  • Ambulance
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Podiatry
  • Family counselling
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic
  • Dental

If you have a referral you may also be able to receive payment for services such as:

  • Audiology
  • Naturopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Grief counselling
  • Speech pathology
  • Nursing
  • Physiology
  • Surgery
  • Medication

Other services which require WorkSafe approval include:

  • Home exercise equipment
  • Private psychiatric hospital
  • Car & home provisions or modifications
  • Removalist costs
  • Hearing aids
  • Respite care
  • Pain management programs
  • Rehabilitation and hydrotherapy
  • Aids and appliances
  • Network psychology
  • Travel expenses
  • Equipment required to assist with your ability to live with your injuries
  • Services such as home help, child care, gardening services and other assistance

You are able to choose your own healthcare provider or doctor provided they comply with the Victorian workers compensation legislation.

Why you need independent legal advice

WorkCover often incorrectly refuse to pay for medical services you deserve. If your claim for workers compensation treatment expenses is rejected you should get independent expert legal advice to ensure you can get the medical treatment and assistance you are entitled to. At Arnold Thomas & Becker we have decades of experience in workers compensation insurance. Our dedicated team are available to answer your questions and guide you through the whole process, from initial consultation to settlement. And remember our no win, no fee policy means there is no financial risk to you.

For more information call us on 1300 333 300 to talk to a lawyer today or visit one our offices in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Have a few questions?

If you’d like to claim compensation for medical and like expenses it is best that you call to talk to one of our lawyers directly on 1300 333 300. But if you have a few general questions you’d like to ask first, leave your details below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.