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Paying workers' compensation

If an employee has been injured and can't work, you may be able to continue paying them and claim their wages on WorkCover. The setup described below is generic so might not be applicable in your circumstances.

The worker's compensation rules and obligations may vary from state to state, so it's best to check with your relevant authority for clarification. Also check with your accounting advisor regarding the potential implications of workers' compensation on tax, superannuation or leave obligations. The Fairwork website is a good place to start.

The tasks below describe one way of catering for workers' compensation payments, using the following generic example:

  • the employer pays the employee whilst they can't work

  • the employer claims the payments from their insurer, and

  • the insurer reimburses the employer.

If your scenario is different, you might need help from your accounting advisor about the best way to handle the payments in MYOB.

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