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Work Cover & You

Your Right - Your Choice

If you have been injured at work your employer may ask you to visit a specific health practitioner but you have the right to choose your treating doctor, health practitioner or physiotherapist, as long as that person is an Authorised Work Cover Provider.

Authorised Workcover Provider

The Sports Injury Clinic is an Authorised WorkCover Provider.

You DO NOT need a Doctor’s referral to see a practitioner at The Sports Injury Clinic.

TSIC Services claimable under Workcover

Click on any of the links below to discover how TSIC services can help you get back to work sooner.

What to do?

Whether you are full time, part time or casual, if you need medical treatment or time off work because of an injury or illness sustained at your workplace, you need to fill in a WorkCover Claim Form and notify your employer of any injury or illness within 30 days of you becoming aware of it.

For more information regarding WorkCover visit the web site at www.workcover.vic.gov.au

Helping you get back to work - Sooner

Research shows that the more immediate the treatment for a work place injury, the sooner you will return to work and the more lasting your recovery is likely to be.

To achieve this and in accordance with WorkCover requirements, the law requires that you make every reasonable effort to return to work. You are obliged to participate in:

  • Your return to work plan
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Assessments of your work capacity and progress

The Sports Injury Clinic can assist with all these requirements. As well as assessing and treating your injury, we can discuss suitable work options with your employer so you can stay at work performing modified duties to suit your injury, so that you can return to full duties as soon as possible.

If certain treatments or recommendations are disputed or rejected – The Sports Injury Clinic can be involved in the conciliation process.

No out of pocket expenses

WorkCover has a maximum fee structure for medical and similar services. Some practitioners charge patients over and above that fee however the “gap” cannot be claimed through Medicare or your Private Health Fund.

At The Sports Injury Clinic, we believe that a work place injury is stressful enough; you don’t need extra financial burden so we do not charge over the WorkCover maximum fee structure (* excludes massage and psychology).

Contact us now to discuss your options.