Family support

We can provide counselling and other support to all close family members when a relative has died or been seriously injured in a workplace incident.

Our Counselling and Liaison Coordinator provides information on dealing with the practical, emotional and legal aspects of losing a relative in a workplace incident.

They can be contacted on 1800 806 626, or email familysupport@workcover.nsw.gov.au.

Our Coordinator can:

  • provide updates to next of kin and other family members on the progress of the investigation and any legal action that may occur
  • assist eligible family members or injured people prepare Victim Impact Statements (after a defendant has been convicted but before sentencing)
  • organise referrals to other support services like the NSW State Coroner's Coronial Information and Support Program (CISP) and other community agencies

We also take part in the International Day of Mourning to remember people who have died as a result of a workplace accident.