According to an article in the Age, job-related stress is a growing problem in Victorian workplaces with 58 stress compensation claims for psychological injuries being approved every week. And lets not forget all the countless rejected claims. The annual number of claims for mental disorders has risen by almost 470 in five years while the annual amount paid out in compensation has risen by 45% to $273 million
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Our new “guest” post section, launched on 16 October and which captures your submitted content, anonymously and directly on the front end of our site, is proving to be quite popular! Here is our second submitted guest post titled “Unusual response from IME”, well worth a read as it – again – highlights how workcover insurance companies continue to subject injured workers to repeated and unnecessary examinations, and to pressure “unfavourable” IMEs so it can get the medical opinion it wants. It’s called doctor shopping!
For us, our injured visitors and injured workers’ advocates are not only important as readers, but they’re important as contributors too! Further to the introduction of our new “guest” post section, which captures your submitted content, anonymously and directly on the front end of our site, here is our first submitted, empowering guest post titled “Never Give Up!”
A recent WorkCover NSW legal case illustrates that further litigation re a workcover claim can arise many years after an incident giving rise to compensation. In the following legal case, the NSW WCC found that an injured worker’s fatal cardiac arrest resulted from a shoulder injury he suffered at work some 19 years earlier.