As a worker in the Workers Care Program, your treatment and care will be managed by the Workers Care Program in accordance with NSW workers compensation legislation. Your employer’s workers compensation insurance agent will continue to manage your weekly payments and all other types of compensation.
The Workers Care Program will manage and pay for treatment and care to meet needs related to your workplace injury. Services may include:
- medical treatment (such as hospital stays and doctor’s appointments)
- rehabilitation (such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy)
- aids and equipment (such as wheelchairs)
- home and vehicle modifications (such as ramps and bathroom rails)
- attendant care services (including personal care, domestic assistance and registered nursing)
- workplace rehabilitation (including return to work programs and modifications).
The services must be for “reasonably necessary” treatment and care to meet needs related to your workplace injury.
The Workers Care Program uses the same model of service delivery as the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme for people severely injured in a motor accident in NSW.