An injured FIFO Worker kindly shares some valuable tips when injured at work, in his West TV Ch:44 interview. He (and we) would like to think his experiences will be of some help to others who may find themselves injured at the workplace.
Injured FIFO Worker shares horror workcover experience
INJURED AT WORK? THE BASICS OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you, or your partner works in an industry such as mining and construction, what really happens when an employee suffers serious injury necessitating long-term recovery? More often than not, you’re not told and you can find yourself making what may later prove to be ill-informed decisions.
Heaven forbid that it ever happens, but if it does, you need to know your rights and how to deal with each situation as it develops. I’m not a lawyer, or a doctor, but I can tell you from experience what happens, from initial pressure to be treated by company appointed medical staff, rather than your own doctor, through to the basic realities of weekly, decreasing compensation payments. Of course, the information is of little value, if you suffer a minor injury – a day, or even a week off work recovering and I hope it’s of no value if you’re some loser trying to rort the system, but if you are genuine and your injury / recovery is long-term, then you, your partner and family need to be informed.
I’m grateful to West TV Ch:44 for extending me the opportunity of being interviewed, it probably won’t do me any good, however I’d like to think my experiences will be of some help to others who may find themselves injured at the workplace. Clicking on the above link will take you through to the YouTube video of the Shadow Boxing programme.
[Taken from Greg’s website: http://www.gregross.com.au/news-and-opinion/injured-at-work-the-basics-of-what-you-need-to-know/]
The following story was submitted as a Guest Post by Greg:
I’ve only just found your excellent site and plan tomorrow afternoon / evening, to submit an article about my on-going horror experiences, meanwhile I thought the interview I did with WTV Ch:44 last month might be of some use to people, link herewith:
Direct link to video: click here