Trying to find employment after Workcover


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Injured workers try to get back to work as soon as they can, however they often face hurdles from prospective employers who see them as a risk, indeed.

Trying to find employment after Workcover – Is this even possible?

Trying to find employment after Workcover

I find the following statement on many employers job advertisements

including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTI.

Apparently it does not include people with an injury who have been on Workcover and can now return to work.

Does anyone have any ideas about this?  Also many applications are being specific about existing injuries that MAY be aggravated by working.

Seems to be a no win situation.  If you admit it you are overlooked.  If you don’t admit it and they find out you lose your job.

Sigh….. Where are all these so called “do not discriminate” employers?

One Response to “Trying to find employment after Workcover”

  1. I had no problems returning to work with a new employer and into a more senior position after my initial injury, including enduring an unfair termination claim for my injury. I was completely honest with the new employer and presented a very positive attitude for moving forward. I had a very good reputation in my industry. As far as I know, if you return to work and your original injury is aggravated, then from what I understand and what happened to me, it defaults back to the original employer and original Claim. I guess it’s very dependent on each individual circumstance but I would encourage you to move forward in a positive way as the other alternative i.e staying in the WorkCover system is nothing but hell and drama. If you have the capacity to work, then try your hardest, be positive, be honest and hopefully you will strike the right balance with the right employer.

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