aworkcovervictimsdiary.com just received a gut-wrenching email from a very aggrieved injured worker, alleging extreme bullying, harassment, intimidation and falsifying of material by Xchanging… This letter may cause significant distress to readers, discretion is advised. Please, please help us support this injured worker in any way possible.
Dear Sir / Magistrate
I have the matter listed for the [day] [month] 2012 at [time]. Can I request an afternoon time from 2pm onwards please in a month?
I currently have the flu and am unwell.
I need an adjournment for at least a month as I am still awaiting legal representation.
Once they spoke to my flatmate they realised I was not a risk to anyone. She contacted Melbourne [location] Police and spoke to a Constable and then sent [location] Police. I also received a follow up call from Psych department at the [location] .
A source from victims of workcover website contacted me saying I am one of many innocent victims and She (team leader at xchanging/workcover) has misused and manipulated the mental health act (to avoid paying out many injured workers) by this.
The website containing similar reports from others like me http://aworkcovervictimsdiary.com/ There are a number of pages, listing other victims. I urge you to print and consider the information from this site.
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Dear injured worker – thank you for having the guts to share your letter to the Magistrate with us. We can only start to imagine what you are going through at this very moment. We are speechless.
May we urge you to contact Shine Lawyers – please contact John Typaldos (located on the right hand side in side bar) if you’re located in Victoria.
We believe we do know the Team Leader you mention, and a workcovervictim has herself been threatened by this person, including “police action” for having sent begging emails in “upper case” which never got answered. The injured worker had also emailed to her case manager that she was feeling suicidal by the way she was being treated by her case manager and that she did not understand why her “benefits” were being cut off without ANY reason, nor explanation… For that reason, that team leader sent the injured worker an extremely nasty and intimidating letter back, which also stated that Xchanging prohibited the injuredworker to make any contact with Xchanging (except via PO BOX) and that Xchanging would never answer any “previously raised matters” and would only reply to new matters via writing…All the injured worker did was plea and beg for a taxi trip, and an extremely urgent and important scan of her shoulder (site of injury) which were both denied without any explanation, leaving the injured worker completely marooned, sick, with a fever and in an absolute desperate situation. [FYI, both the scan and the taxi travel were ruled to be Xchanging's liablity at a conciliation).
Please, please, folks, help us support this injured worker as best you can, mental support, friendship, encouragement, legal advice, anything, please!
We are happy for anyone of you to send us an email and we will personally forward it to the injured worker!