An injured worker kindly shared an extremely well-written, to-the-point article titled “Justice imperative to protect injured workers” written by a decent, empathic and passionate Canberra Lawyer, David Lander.Whilst the article points the finger at the adversarial Comcare Scheme, it could well be applied to all workcover schemes and their agents…
Empowering injured workers | Exposing the workcover conspiracy
You may not realise it, but at the time of your workplace accident(or illness) you actually enter a war zone. And that war is between you and the workcover insurance company.
Members of a parliamentary committee who found widespread evidence of a culture of bullying, denial and cover-up in WorkCover NSW have increased public pressure on the state’s work, health and safety regulator to show that it is actually cleaning up its act. They have also told WorkCover NSW to hurry their apology over internal bullying.
WorkCover weekly payments can be stopped for many reasons. If you receive a Notice from your workcover case manager/insurer stating that your weekly payments (income maintenance) are to be terminated you should seek legal advice as soon as possible, bearing in mind that there are strict time frames within which a dispute can be lodged.