When an injured worker returns to work on “restricted duties” it is absolutely necessary that the restrictions are adhered to. If they are not, it can have an impact on not only the amount of damages that an injured worker (may) receive(s), but also the percentage that the injured worker’s employer is held liable in a multiparty claim. In this legal case, the injured worker’s employer copped a $1.3 million damages bill because of the injured worker’s post injury exacerbation.
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The following article re workplace bullying, harassment, discrimination and victimisation was submitted by “Harry Hatzi” (Facebook name Harry John) as a “Guest Post“. We were not quite sure whether or not to publish it as it may come across as an advertisement for a legal firm or lawyer, under disguise. However, given Harry appears to be genuinely interested in the topic (and writing a thesis), we have decided to publish the article.
The following article was submitted as a “Guest Post” by “HardRockTuffNut” and covers employment records and how to access them.
In a perfect world, workcover insurers (and their case managers) would exist to help you recover, and to accurately assess and pay damages and costs after a workplace injury. But the truth is, workcover case managers work for the insurance companies they represent, and as a result, they are often more interested in protecting said insurance companies than protecting your best interests, including your recovery. The following Guest post highlights again some common dirty tricks insurance companies use to try to get out of paying for your claim.