The following Guest Post was submitted by an injured nurse who worked 30 years in a SA Public Hospital, only to be totally let down by WorkCover and the very people who are supposed to ‘care’ for injured and ill people. Here is her journey on the WorkCover hell…
Empowering injured workers | Exposing the workcover conspiracy
We refer back to our (and Dr P Sharman, as well as Lauda Finem’s) disturbing article in which a small group of New Zealand Independent Medical examiners (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. Thanks to a “Guest Post” titled “Insurance Commission of Western Australia ” submitted by Dr John Quintner, we now know that at least one of them has reached our Australian shores!
Every injured worker is unique, however we (workers) define a majority of ourselves by the work we do. Some of us have worked very hard and long to obtain our job status and our personal investment in our work can be enormous. For this reason alone, “career” people have— probably— the worst time when they become seriously injured and disabled. For those who made massive efforts to climb the “career ladder” only to lose what they accomplished due to injury/illness can be shattering.
An injured FIFO Worker kindly shares some valuable tips when injured at work, in his West TV Ch:44 interview. He (and we) would like to think his experiences will be of some help to others who may find themselves injured at the workplace.