We have posted heaps of articles about surveillance in workcover claims, however feel the urge to share this ‘interview’ with a (US) private investigator, as it highlights again that workcover insurers are increasingly turning to Social Media (such as Facebook and Twitter) in an attempt to discredit injured workers….
Empowering injured workers | Exposing the workcover conspiracy
We do receive this question a lot from injured workers. Understandably, many injured workers believe that they will (likely) be sent to a hired gun who will try to scr*w them over in return for getting more referrals from the workcover insurance company.
The Institute for Safety Compensation and Recovery research (ISCRR) has recently undertaken some useful research into the interactions between injured workers, health care providers and insurers in workers’ compensation. Overarching themes which were of greatest concern for injured workers included psycho-social consequences and the issue of legitimacy, whilst adversarial relations featured in interactions between all parties. We could not agree more.
Does the workcover insurance company care about injured workers? Does your workcover case manager care about you? Most are just big mean ogres that wants to do everything they can to screw you over, and, as you’ll see, some times (read: often) their actions are so ridiculous, you have to wonder if they are really run by humans!