aworkcovervictimsdiary received a very compelling story from an injury worker today. He is basically left with a severe respiratory disease, a skin condition and sight problems and, two and a half years later he is still waiting for justice. His wages are about to be cut and he relies on his family to buy his medication…all the whilst he’s feeling like he is breathing through a straw! Shame on you workcover, shame on you!
Injured worker left breathing through a straw
The injured worker’s story – his own words
I was a long distance truck driver carting dangerous goods from WA, SA, NSW and QLD when we had a drum leak. To save the company the haschem fire etc call out fee I was orderd to get in and clean it up” it will only give me a headache” I was told. Then with chemical still leaking we drove from SA through NSW and into QLD leaking all the way…
Never mind the people who may have come into contact with this crap as we drove past.
2.5 years later still waiting for justice.This is the system everyone has rights except the worker and no one wants to take responsibility for it .
Sorry about the spelling can’t see the keys properly but thanks for letting me give a very short version of events and to vent…
[Name omitted].Shame on this employer for grossly breaching occupational heath and safety rules, and great shame on you workcover and insurer agent for not paying this terribly injured worker’s medical accounts and medication!
And this is the REAL workcover, folks…really!
Thank you for sharing your experience, mate – we’re a tad lost for words – you are in our thoughts and we’re crossing our fingers and toes for you.
Please consider naming the workcover insurer so we can SHAME them publicly!