Return to Work SA – legal action likely over workers’ comp changes

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How will injured workers really be impacted by the new workers compensation laws in South Australia? Listen to the interview with Brad Coates, the CFMEU’S Greater Green Triangle District Secretary to get an idea of how barbaric the Return to Work SA changes are, already resulting in injured workers’ mental breakdowns.

Legal action likely over workers’ compensation changes

04/05/2015 , 9:11 AM by STUART STANSFIELD

A South East Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union official says he’s been involved in three mental health interventions triggered by changes to South Australia’s workers’ compensation scheme.

Brad Coates, the CFMEU’S Greater Green Triangle District Secretary, says it’s a name change rather than a new scheme, and legal action is likely over the new time limit on payments.

BRAD COATES FINAL – Listen to the interview here. Direct link: http://blogs.abc.net.au/files/brad-coates-final-2.mp3

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[Source: http://blogs.abc.net.au/sa/2015/05/legal-action-likely-over-workers-compensation-changes-.html]



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One Response to “Return to Work SA – legal action likely over workers’ comp changes”

  1. The new SA laws are brutal indeed – The only injured workers who will be entitled to weekly payments until retirement age and medical expenses for life are
    those who are assessed as being ‘seriously injured’, meaning a 30% Whole Person Impairment has been assessed.
    That is very few workers. Every other worker will have a maximum of two years payments and three years medical treatment before being cut off the system and left to fend for themselves, regardless of their injury/ies.
    No wonder they rebranded work-cover SA to ReturntoWork!

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