Workers Compensation

Protection for employees and employers

Workers Compensation cover provides protection to workers and their employers in the event of a work related injury or illness.

By law all employers in Australia must maintain Workers Compensation cover. The state and territory governments are responsible for managing Workers Compensation cover within their region – so the rules, requirements, obligations and processes are different across Australia. Obviously this makes it important to understand how Workers Compensation works in the regions where your church organisation has employees. Below you can find links to each state and territory’s Workers Compensation Authority website.

In Australia, RMS co-ordinates the purchase of Workers Compensation cover for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in all states and territories except for South Australia and Queensland. If your Australian based church organisation needs a certificate of currency to confirm that Workers Compensation cover is in place please contact RMS.

Having a strong safety culture is the best way to reduce the likelihood of an employee becoming ill or injured at work. For assistance with Work Health and Safety please refer to the Safety section of our website to find out how we can help or telephone us to discuss your needs.

If an employee becomes ill or injured as a result of work there are obligations for both the employee and the employer – some of which must be carried out promptly. RMS can help Church organisations with the management of workers compensation claims and return to work programs. Please contact us for more information.

The management of Workers Compensation is important and at times can be complex so remember that RMS is here to help. And don’t forget that the most effective way to keep your Workers Compensation cover simple and affordable is to maintain a safe workplace. Work Health and Safety is no accident so make it a priority in your church organisation.

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