If you have received a work related injury and your employer is uninsured, you can still make a claim for workers compensation benefits.
If you are unable to identify your employer's insurer or your employer does not have a workers compensation insurance policy and is not a self-insurer, you can make a claim through icare.
icare may conduct investigations to help determine liability and/or seek further information.
These investigations are to determine:
- the actual employer who employed you
- whether the employer who employed you was actually uninsured
- whether you are a worker as defined by the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998
- whether the injury for which you are claiming compensation occurred while you were working for the nominated employer and the employment was a substantial contributing factor to the injury.
There are heavy penalties for employers who fail to have a current workers compensation insurance policy.
For further information contact icare Claims on 1800 221 960 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call us on 13 10 50.