A couple of days ago (sorry folks for the slight delay, but we’re trying to catch up with an large amount of stories and experiences shared by injured workers, just like you!), we received another anonymous email from an injured worker who has been outright cheated by Allianz workers compensation insurer. In her story, Allianz relied on false information provided from the injured worker’s employer, to deny her claim! How sick! She was and still is being bullied to the verge of insanity, by a manager who has already had a legislative inquiry about injured workers committing suicide!
Allianz workers compensation insurance relies on false information provided from dishonest employer to deny claim
Injured worker’s story: her own words
“Interesting reading about this insurer [Allianz], who relied on false information from the employer to deny my claim, still denied it when evidence that the information was false was produced on review, made my life a misery for over 12 months and only decided to settle on the day of the hearing.
Great I thought, by this time I would have done anything to get away from the pain and suffering they had put me through.
Allianz agreed to pay the maximum amounts for the time that I was off, this included amounts for part time and full time incapacity.
The settlement was done by a ‘Heads of Agreement’ which I have a copy of [ but which would very clearly identified the injured worker so we can not disclose this document for obvious reasons].
I went back to work full time after settling the claim, unfortunately I was transferred by the protagonist ‘the HR Manager’,
– who was previously the HR manager of the Ambulance Service of NSW up until 2007, then there was a legislative inquiry into treatments of workcover victims who were suiciding (!) – to a section run by a close friend of his. My life since has been hell.
Fortunately for me but after 2 years, various investigations have found the ‘errors’ and this has been rectified as has the 2 years leave that he had misappropriated out of the system to make things more difficult for me.
I think that in the scheme of things I am lucky so far as my case manager has been sympathetic, although astounded at my treatment and the IME is on my side also astounded and I am being paid although my 26 weeks run out in June.
I spoke to a solicitor today who said that until the insurer acts up there is nothing to do for my situation. The last person that this guy treated in the same way was Christine Hodder who suicided it is almost textbook in treatment and fortunately I was lucky to speak to the person who blew the whistle about this and he warned me in advance of exactly what this guy would do. If you Google Christine it makes for an interesting story about the depravity and bloodymindedness that government employees can get away with and not lose their job.
An interesting note is that the new NSW government has promoted this person to writing HR policy, even though he has been found guilty of bullying and harassment, misappropriation of leave etc etc.
Keep up the good work, it is great to have a site like this.
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