We received an agonizing email from an injured worker who has been battling the workcover system for over eight years now, and who is constantly being sent from one IME to another by Allianz under the false pretext to “diagnose” his injury correctly (after 8 years, WTF!), who has to fight for every legit payment, who has been unable to find a job, and who is now facing financial ruin with the proposed O’Farrell butchery. Like so many injured workers, he has nowhere to go!
Injured worker facing financial ruin courtesy of Allianz and proposed Farrell butchery
The combination of dealing with workcover insurers such as Allianz, Xchanging, CGU (definitely the three worst ones, as clearly evidenced by our interaction with injured workers) together with the proposed workers compensation cuts in NSW are, in our injured opinion, DEADLY.
Many NSW injured workers will be pushed over their physical, material and emotional limits, with deadly consequences.Perhaps we should all take this opportunity to find life-saving resources and information which could help injured workers in NSW in similar situations.
Information about crisis accommodation and other types of sheltered and funded or partly funded accommodation, counselling services, community help and resources, anything and everything you can think of would be most welcome.