If you have suffered an illness or injury while performing authorised Surf Life Saving activities such as training for, or competing at, an endorsed carnival, whilst attending Patrol or a Nippers activity, Workers Compensation may be payable under the Workers Compensation (Bush Fire, Emergency and Rescue Services) Act 1987.
Who is entitled to make a claim?
All registered SLSNSW financial members provided the injury or illness occurred while undertaking a genuine, authorised activity as a Surf Lifesaver or Nipper.
Members who compete in elite events where prize money is paid or professional sportspersons or competitors who compete in events not under the control of SLS may need to take separate insurance / workers compensation.
Step one: Immediately notify your supervisor or club official such as your patrol or club captain who will also notify the SLS Duty Officer – 0417 692 993
Step two: The injury or incident must be recorded in the logbook and Incident Reporting Database (IRD) by a nominated club official as soon as possible.
Step three: Complete the Workers Compensation Claim Form including witness details and send it directly to iCare Workers Insurance within 48 hours of injury. This can be done via fax: 1300 013 332 or email [email protected] A copy of this form is not required to be sent to Surf Life Saving NSW however please retain a copy for your records.
If your injury will keep you away from paid employment for at least 7 days you will need to contact iCare immediately on 1800 221 960.
Step four: Provide any documents required to assess the claim.
?Step five: If you require medical treatment, approval must be obtained from iCare prior to the commencement of treatment (unless the treatment is needed in case of an emergency).
iCare will assess a Workers Compensation claim and advise if liability has been accepted or declined after all the official documentation has been provided.
Click here for further information and Claims form.
Please retain a copy of your claim form for your records and forward a copy our Safety Officer at [email protected].