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…
The “Good Doctor”
By “Snappy Tom”
My workplace Doctor took it upon herself to “share” her personal opinions about me in her statement to the ACCS, the insurer, and I believe my employer.
This became one of three “pillars” for rejecting my claim.
I believe she also disclosed information about my marital situation following questions she asked at a time when I was extremely vulnerable, on anti-depressant medication with suicidal ideation (her own diagnosis, probably about the only thing she got right).
After giving the matter some considerable thought and coming to the decision I had nothing to lose by fighting fire with fire, I spoke to the Health Services Commissioner whom advised me to request an internal review of her actions by the practice manager. If I deem the outcome unsatisfactory she recommended filling in the supplied complaints form to enable her office to begin their own investigation. Should the matter still remain unresolved it will then be referred to the Australian Health Practitioner Agency.
To assist the practice manager to maintain clarity and transparency of the issues at hand and look closely at the “Good Doctors” personal views communicated as opposed to purely medical opinion I also forwarded the email to the Law firm acting on my behalf. I could see no good reason for not helping them assist me with my case and destroy the insurer’s case for rejecting my claim.