Many Victorian injured workers have asked us what will happen to their job after they have been on weekly payments for a period of 52 weeks (1 year), and, most importantly, will they be sacked. Workcover Vic legistlation states that your boss (your employer) must offer you suitable work for the first 52 weeks after your work injury.
Claiming compensation for psychological injury can be very difficult and challenging.
We have written about it many times (see for example “Mitigation of Damages“), but perhaps it’s time to re-highlight that an injured person who makes a claim for compensation is actually required to take all reasonable steps to mitigate his or her loss. So what does this actually mean?
If you are a teacher and have been bullied, there is support available. We were contacted a few days ago by the Bullied Teachers Support Network, and are more than happy to share this useful resource.
Did you know that the success of your work injury case also depends on your credibility. That is: that you are honest, are being trusted and believed in, in what you say and…do. This is especially true when you have an injury that is not (very) visible to the naked eye; for example a heart condition, a psychological injury, and even a back injury. So what you say and do, and whether you are believed is extremely important as this can make you win or loose your case.
Hi everyone ,
I would like to share my experience with private investigators tactics .
I had 3 major back operations and currently I am unable to walk or stand without support.
So most of the time I used to stay in car when our family is going out to the parks or shopping centres for short time. I always was careful if there are any cars following us.
But few times I have noticed where ever we were going a same car used to reach exactly after 15 -20mins I was wondering how can someone always reach after that much time difference even there was no car I could see to a very long distance.
Surveillance of injured workers (and other claimants) is still rife and not (often) justified either, according to a very recent article on ABC News.
“In each case, I’d ask the claims officer what prompted the decision to track this claimant. Often the reasons were quite subjective.
“Her tone of voice last time we spoke was really suss,” one manager told me.
“I just get the sense there’s something dodgy about him,” said another.
Sometimes the only reason given was that the claim was taking a long time and was expensive. Surveillance was regularly ordered without evidence of a problem.”
Australia has 11 workers’ compensation systems. It’s high time we published an updated comparison of -at least- each of the 8 Australian States & Territories systems, for ease of reference.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a report on work injuries from July 2017 to June 2018 whic h shows that th number of of injured workers receiving financial assistance and workers compensation has dramatically decreased.
South Australia’s workers compensation legislation treats psychiatric and physical injuries very differently. More so than many other parts of Australia, according to the Law Report on ABC 7 August 2018. Continue Reading…