As we and the Injured Workers Support Network posted yesterday,both the Injured Workers Support Network and aworkcovervictimsdiary.com recently received a number of calls and emails from distressed NSW injured workers claiming insurance companies were threatening to take away -and actually have already taken away- their current entitlements, so we (John Mc Philbin) contacted WorkCover to seek clarifications.
Protect yourself against insurance vultures such as Ahhlianz
According to WorkCover NSW response, injured workers are currently protected until they undergo capacity assessments from any assault on there current benefits – and as the reply states:
Today we received an email from an aggrieved injured worker whose weekly pay has already been cut by Allianz!
We have no doubt that the insurance vultures will use the confusing and transitional times to their uttermost advantage, and prey on the most vulnerable amongst us [injured workers].
The original email from workcover NSW is as follows:
——– Original Message ——–
|Subject:||RE: Injured workers seeking answers|
|Date:||Fri, 6 Jul 2012 03:07:44 +0000|
Links to article on the IWSN: http://www.injuredworkerssupport.org.au/?p=865