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Trying to find employment after Workcover

The following article was anonymously submitted via our “submit a guest post” section, for which we are extremely grateful. The more injured workers contribute the better!

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.

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Why is it so hard to get help from doctors when you are on workcover

We recently received the following question from an injured worker: “why is it so hard to get help from doctors when you are on work cover?” Many doctors are just fed up with the extremely time consuming ,“ridiculous” amount of paperwork required by WorkCover, for which they are most often not paid, and with the constant harassment, interference and pressure from case managers.

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Challenges seriously injured workers face – part 3: loss of self esteem

Every injured worker is unique, however we (workers) define a majority of ourselves by the work we do. Some of us have worked very hard and long to obtain our job status and our personal investment in our work can be enormous. For this reason alone, “career” people have— probably— the worst time when they become seriously injured and disabled. For those who made massive efforts to climb the “career ladder” only to lose what they accomplished due to injury/illness can be shattering.

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Challenges injured workers face – Part 2: relationships

As posted in Part 1 of challenges injured workers face,  there are many similar challenges the (fairly) newly seriously injured or disabled worker must face regardless of the nature of their specific disability. One of the common issues faced by newly seriously injured and/or disabled workers is boredom, another one is relationship issues with others.

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Challenges seriously injured workers face – part 1: boredom

Whilst every individual’s injury and/or disability is very personal to them, there are many similar challenges the (fairly) newly seriously injured or disabled worker must face regardless of the nature of their specific disability. One of the common issues faced by newly seriously injured and/or disabled workers is boredom, monotony, sameness or tedium…

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The first year after a medium to severe workplace injury

Further to John McPhilbin’s article about the Cycle of Despair, the model that we  all believe offers a fairly accurate representation of what many injured workers are forced to endure in the dysfunctional workers compensation system, I’d like to briefly resummarise an article we posted on our forum about what a medium to severe injured worker typically undergoes and how they are affected within the first year(s) after a workplace injury.

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