Injuries at work
Employers or businesses, or anyone who falls under the definition of a ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’ (a PCBU), has legal obligations under work health and safety laws.
If there is a serious injury, illness, dangerous incident or death Call 13 10 50 immediately.
Incidents can be notified 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
You must also notify your workers compensation insurer within 48 hours.
Businesses in NSW usually have to take out workers compensation insurance to support workers who are injured at work.
The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) regulates insurers who offer workers compensation insurance.
The SIRA website has a summary of key employer obligations for workers compensation and workplace injury management.
When an injury occurs
You must keep a register of injuries for workers to record workplace injuries or illnesses.
If it is a serious injury, illness, dangerous incident or death, you must immediately notify SafeWork on 13 10 50 and call your workers compensation insurer within 48 hours.
Support your workers
You must support your workers to return to work.
Your workers may find SIRA’s web app Have you been injured at work? helpful to step them through the claim process and to understand how weekly payments are calculated.
‘If you are injured at work’ poster
This poster is free and the information on it needs to be displayed prominently at every workplace. It tells you and your workers what to do in the event of a workplace injury.Back to top