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Workplace injuries and registered employers

In South Australia, large organisations may choose to self-insure for workplace accidents and injuries, rather than insure with ReturnToWorkSA.

Self-insured organisations are known as self-insured employers.

Registered employers must be large enough to manage work injury claims in-house, have extensive financial resources to fund lump sum payments and other financial obligations. They must also be fit and proper employers under South Australian laws.

The big advantage of becoming a self-insured employer is having this level of control over workplace injury compensation claims.

But there’s also much complexity and strict compliance requirements. If you are a registered employer, we can help your organisation with workplace injury management.

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Our experience in workplace injury management

We act for both registered employers (employers insured with Return to Work SA) and self-insured employers in all aspects of workplace injury issues including:

  • Claims made under South Australian and Federal laws
  • Advice on secondary issues such as discrimination, harassment and termination of employment
  • Return to work advice
  • Tribunal representation
  • Negotiating settlements

Why choose DBH?

Contact us to find out how we can help your registered organisation manage workplace injuries and workers compensation claims.

  • Expert

    advice and assistance

  • Local

    South Australian focus

  • Leading team

    of return-to-work lawyers

  • Outstanding

    industry knowledge

Meet our specialised

Managing Workplace Injuries team

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