More compensation for killed WA workers

Dependents of WA workers killed on the job will get a $570,767 lump sum from July 1 - nearly double the current payout.

The McGowan Labor government passed the changes through parliament on Thursday, significantly increasing the lump sum to dependents and more than doubling the child's allowance.

This lump sum will increase from $308,339 to $570,767, indexed annually, and the child's allowance will increase from $58.90 a week to $135 a week, indexed annually.