Peter Sharman’s blog Insult to Injury featured a disturbing article in which a small group of New Zealand doctors (IMEs) claimed to be receiving large payments in return for medical assessments that help the corporation (workcover) take costly long term injured workers off its books. We believe this article is well worth re-blogging over and over again!
Empowering injured workers | Exposing the workcover conspiracy
The NSW Government has proven that the focus of their Workers Compensation changes was to cut the rights of workers, in favour of a premium saving to businesses.
Fact: Many falsely assume that injured workers in the workcover system “behave” in the way they do because they have an economic incentive to do so, however very few have looked at the workcover system itself to find out how the (entire) process impacts on the mental health of the injured worker.
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…