The following extremely distressing story, submitted by Maggie J highlights that the workcover system is so corrupt, so negligent it wakens you to a side of being human that is more ugly than working with sex offenders and child abusers, it is the legal discrimination of vulnerable people, … It is where workcover insurers are the obstacles, they take on the role of the perpetrators, where the insurer manipulates, abuses, intimidates & threatens …
A timely warning to all injured workers out there, remember that workcover fraud investigators and private investigators believe that “the [Christmas] holiday period often provides some tremendous surveillance opportunities.”
An injured worker’s own workplace Doctor took it upon herself to “share” her personal opinions about the injured worker in her statement to the ACCS, the workcover insurer, and possibly the injured worker’s employer…
According to the NSW Law Society, Injured workers in NSW have given up the fight for compensation and are instead relying on Medicare and Centrelink for assistance.
Further to yesterday’s article “Ill worker seeks damages against sacked former NSW finance minister for breach of privacy” it has come to our attention that The Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s most interesting decision is formally on the record: AQO v Gregory Pearce MLC  NSWCATAD 210.
An ill worker whose private medical history was used without his permission in a NSW government press release that declared the state’s workers’ compensation scheme was out of control, has won the right to pursue sacked former finance minister Greg Pearce for damages!
The following somewhat controversial article was submitted as a “Guest Post” by a Physiotherapist who suffered a work injury and, more importantly, who has seen the workcover system from both sides….
Have you, like us, ever wondered if more ‘notorious’ independent medical examination doctors (IME) are verbally and/or physically threatened with (bodily) harm by injured workers, or perhaps their family or even friends? What if a genuinely injured worker— whose emotions run hot and whose future it at stake—receives a grossly biased, extremely unfair and utterly insulting IME report, resulting in loss (i.e. weekly pay, medical and like etc), damage (i.e. common law claim), hurt, humiliation… and… utter RAGE? Continue Reading…
Five (5) Australian insurers have been announced as the scheme agents for the workers compensation scheme run by WorkCover in New South Wales, with two previous contractors missing out on renewal. It’s a pleasure to announce that – especially- Xchanging but also Gallagher Bassett have been left out.
WorkCover insurances and their hired fraud or private investigators are spying on injured workers’ social media in increasing numbers. Intensive surveillance of Facebook postings, tweets, YouTube videos, photo sharing sites etc. are all being used in an attempt to untangle “a web of lies” and discredit any injured worker. In fact it is now standard practice for them to run computer searches and investigations to obtain information about your personal life.