WorkSafe or an employer (by way of the medical excess) can pay the reasonable costs of medical and like services relating to a work-related injury or illness.
If a claim for medical and like expenses has been accepted, the employer (initially by way of excess where applicable) and WorkSafe are liable to pay as compensation the reasonable costs of:
- road accident rescue services, medical, hospital, nursing, personal and household, car and home modifications, occupational rehabilitation and ambulance transportable services received because of the work-related injury/illness
- family counselling, up to a set amount, provided to family members of a worker by a medical practitioner, registered psychologist or social workersocial worker means a person accredited with the Australian Association of Social Work and registered with WorkSafe to provide social work services (other than as a student) registered with WorkSafe if the worker's injury is a ‘severe injury’ or the injury leads to the death of a worker
- burial or cremation, up to a set amount, if the work-related injury/illness leads to the death of the worker
- supported accommodation services for 18 months after first being discharged from hospital and respite care and
- travel or accommodation expenses, up to a set amount, incurred by family members in specific circumstances.
See: Travel & accommodation to attend a funeral | Travel & accommodation for family members