The Victorian WorkSafe Authority, operating under the title WorkSafe, is responsible for administering the Victorian WorkSafe Scheme. WorkSafe currently has six authorised WorkSafe Agents who perform most of the functions associated with managing WorkSafe claims. The legislative basis for the WorkSafe Scheme is the Accident Compensation Act 1985.
The WorkSafe scheme is a ‘no fault’ work related injury compensation scheme. This means that a worker’s entitlement to compensation is not a question of who was responsible for the injury, but is determined by whether the injury was employment related, according to the provisions of the Accident Compensation Act.
The key objective of the scheme is to ensure that the social and economic costs of workplace injuries and illnesses are minimised by:
DEECD employees are entitled to make a WorkSafe claim in the event of an injury being sustained in the course of their employment.