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Motor vehicle accidents or work injuries

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you were involved in a car accident (multiple cars) in Perth, Western Australia, suffering an injury and were not at fault you should be covered by Western Australia’s third party insurance.

For any Physiotherapy or Exercise Physiology services to approved you must lodge your claim with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) and have visited your GP with a report and approval that treatment or exercise rehabilitation is clinically necessary. Your GP will eliminate any serious conditions and refer to the appropriate allied health professionals. Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont has had experience treating patients who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Some points to keep in mind:

  • car accident involving another car or more and not at fault
  • It is your choice whether to follow up ICWA to claim for expenses
  • For approval of Physiotherapy and/or Exercise Physiology services a referral from your GP and must have a claim number from ICWA
  • If treatment
  • It is a requirement of the Insurance Companies of WA that you attend all scheduled Physiotherapy appointments
  • Insurance companies are able to access our records for your appointment attendance as they are funding the costs to assist your ‘rehabilitation’ process.
  • If you’re still awaiting acceptance of your claim, you are ultimately responsible for all compensation accounts and therefore be required to pay for your consultation until approval has been finalised

 

Worker’s Compensation

Workers compensation system require that you have a referral from your GP or specialist in order for your physiotherapy or exercise physiology treatment to be covered.  A legitimate injury must of occurred at work, with no previous history injury.

Once you have a valid GP referral for physiotherapy and/or exercise physiology services and have lodged your work injury you will receive a claim number.

 

You are entitled to make a claim if you sustain an injury in the course of your employment and are defined by law as a worker. The legal definition of a worker includes full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal, piece and commission workers. Working directors, contractors and sub-contractors may also be defined as workers depending on their working arrangements.

Know and understand your rights and responsibilities:

You:
  •  have the right to choose your own treating doctor and workplace rehabilitation provider
  • have the right to claim lost wages from other jobs if you have another job/s your injury prevents you doing
  • have the responsibility to attend certain medical appointments at the request of your employer
  • have the responsibility to fully participate in your return to work program once developed
Your employer:
  •  has the right to request a medical review via their insurer before or after a claim has been accepted
  • has the right to discuss your return to work with the treating doctor
  • has the responsibility to have an injury management system in place and implement a return to work program when a doctor declares you fit for work in any capacity
  • has the responsibility to keep your original position available for 12 months following a claim
Together:
  • you have the responsibility to work with your treating doctor in developing an appropriate return to work program.

 

If you have any questions about the procedure regarding a motor vehicle accident or work injury please don’t hesitate to contact us on (08) 9385 0424 or emailing admin@aspirephysioclaremont.com.au

 

Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont provide physiotherapy and exercise physiology services, if clinically necessary and approved by your GP/specialist for motor vehicle accidents or work injuries.Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont provide physiotherapy and exercise physiology services, if clinically necessary and approved by your GP/specialist for motor vehicle accidents or work injuries.Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont provide physiotherapy and exercise physiology services, if clinically necessary and approved by your GP/specialist for motor vehicle accidents or work injuries.

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