Your employer's responsibilities
It is compulsory for every employer in Tasmania to have a current workers compensation policy or hold a permit to self-insure.
If your employer does not have a current policy, they may be prosecuted, and if found guilty of the offence, be liable to be fined up to $60,000 as well as an amount equal to the premium they would have paid if insurance had been taken out.
If a worker is injured, your employer will also be held responsible to pay the full cost of compensation, including any common law costs.
Employers who are unclear about their requirements for a workers compensation insurance policy, including other rights and responsibilities, can contact our QBE Hobart team direct on 03 6237 3866 or visit WorkCover Tasmania.
Additional information on worker rights and responsibilities is also available from WorkCover Tasmania.