In this most disturbing NSW legal case, QBE workcover insurance together with the employer (Wattyl) attempted to cover up a case of bullying by blaming the injured worker – who was the victim of an assault by another employee- for serious willful misconduct instead! Are we surprised? Nope! This case, again, highlights to what despicable [...]
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Tickets to a Sydney Cricket Ground suite, a room at an upmarket hotel, expensive whisky, cartons of beer and theatre tickets are some of the gifts bestowed on public servants, including those working for the workcover Authority, that are being scrutinised by the Auditor-General. “Gifts” scrutinised in the NSW WorkCover Authority Department Public servants’ gifts [...]
When It’s In The Workover, Bullying can be Masked as Incompetence. At the moment, I’m engaged in a struggle with my Claims Management over my FOI requests, and my request for retraining. Both these struggles have been initiated by my personal requests. Neither should present cause for struggle. I have the right to obtain all [...]
A Court clerk who was on workcover after a wrist injury, claims former magistrate Joseph Baldino sexually harassed her was offered a transfer away from his chambers but declined, a tribunal has heard. Her refusal to do so undermined her claim of abuse, and it is horrendous to read what they actually said about the [...]
This article from the WorkplaceOHS reveals yet another appalling case of worker fraud. Yes, the sentence should fit the crime. How about if the government begin to balance this new found trend of sending fraudsters to prison as criminals? What about the smack on the wrist punishments issued out to employers whose poor workplace safety [...]
This article has been supplied by a long-term injured worker I have been a Workcover victim for eleven years. To me, Workcover feels much more like a punitive jail than a rehabilitation centre. As an injured worker I became incredibly isolated by it, and felt locked in at home. I desperately want to escape this [...]
Avoid, deny and cover-up seems to have been CSIRO’s management’s response to what has obviously been a toxic and allegedly ‘corrupt’ culture in their organisation. Let’s hope that any inquiry carried out is truly ‘independent’. We also encourage all current and former staff of the CSIRO who have experienced such behaviour to contact us via [...]
Taking bullying issues into your own hands is thwarted with pitfalls, as this article reveals. Revealing why this employee would have been advantaged making an incident report concerning this violent bully and employer. Recording the consistent baiting and abuse. Letting issues boil into this level of frustration only harms yourself. This employer calculated an act [...]
Remember when the Shooters helped destroy Workers Compensation in NSW? In this article you an see how close that relationship to the O Farrell government actually is. Dissension in ranks as the Coalition sticks to its guns TO UNDERSTAND just how close the relationship between the O’Farrell government and the balance-of-power parties has become, look [...]
Some articles sneak quietly past but have the potential to affect many people in the future. All South Australians are aware of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital construction. In the last few weeks workers have questioned the safety aspects of the site and have been ” punished”. Punished into silence. Not so. These workers were [...]
It’s ambitious but the new head of the HSU seems to be moving in the right direction. It could be reasonably argued that changes to the NSW compensation scheme constitutes a much larger scale fraud than anything the HSU has experienced, as disgraceful as the HSU scandal has been. And it isn’t injured workers who [...]
Rather than deal with workplace bullying, it seems as though the Australian Public Service prefer to send complainants for psychiatric assessments. The report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment’s inquiry into workplace bullying actually highlights this concern. Sadly, we have heard of similar cases from NSW public servants. p 97 [...]
Over the past few weeks (months), aworkcovervictimsdiary has been kindly cc’d into a desperate injured worker’s most frustrating “correspondence” with Allianz workers compensation insurance. Allianz is yet to answer a few basic and vital questions on why they initially a) denied this injured worker’s workcover claim; b) on what medical evidence they denied this injured [...]
In July of this year the Sydney Morning Herald reported that injured workers were being spied on by transport giant Toll. Former Toll employee, Rosa Diehn was featured in the article. Rosa wrote to us recently, first to announce that she had recently won her unfair dismissal claim, however, her nightmare continues. Rosa’s story highlights [...]
The New South Wales Treasurer Mike Baird will today face a special hearing to explain a billion-dollar error in this year’s budget figures…. and let’s remind all NSW injured folks that this surely also includes the “4 billion” workcover deficit and the most unnecessary, barbaric slashing of workcovevr NSW “benefits”, hey! NSW Treasurer Mr Baird [...]
This totally sick Q-Comp workers compensation appeal case, kindly shared by Statesman on our public forum, is a must read. As Statesman rightly states “getting out of paying an injured worker by finding a loophole in the act these are the stories that need to have light shed on to show the injustice”. Q-Comp: a [...]
- workcovervictim3: @Poppy - could you please let us know in what stat...
- R: hi Poppy, I completely understand how you are feel...
- Poppy: Hi... I am about to have my payments stopped becau...
- Xchangingvictim: @Pauline you know that there are NO honest profess...
- ithurts: The hits just keep on coming!...
- Pauline Pope: Whichever way you cut it, the Workover law works t...
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- Carol M: Yes @ WCV you are correct. From my understanding I...
- Nemesia: Hi Kat, I’m sorry to hear about your experien...
- JO: If you are hurt at Work; Do not submit to an inter...
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- Pauline Pope: Thanks Will. I did a load of reading about PTSD wh...
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- NSW Court rules workcover amendments affecting lumpsums do not apply retrospectively April 29, 2013
- WorkCover NSW average premiums cut by 7.5 per cent May 9, 2013
- Workcover case managers listen to background noise when phoning injured workers – WTF May 8, 2013
- Faulty assumptions only adds insult to injured workers May 7, 2013
- Deed of release often used in settling workcover cases- what are they? April 29, 2013
- Government plan to make Comcare best practice model May 3, 2013
- Barry’s reform adds insult to the injured April 24, 2013
- Assault on injured workers – more evidence and concern S.I.A May 5, 2013
- Vic Premier Naphtine called building workers safety march a disgrace May 1, 2013
- Workcover compensation schemes impede recovery from injury April 28, 2013
- Recoveries of money under workcover April 27, 2013
- Employers incl RTW Coordinators are not allowed to attend doctors appointments April 26, 2013
- Is there such a thing as post traumatic growth? April 22, 2013
- Judge criticises law firm about rejection of more generous settlement offer April 30, 2013
- International Day of Mourning: remembering those injured workers who have died April 25, 2013
- When can weekly payments in Victoria be terminated May 21, 2013
- How are damages calculated May 20, 2013
- How to spot chronic workplace bullies May 20, 2013
- Common law damages claim and duty of care of the employer May 19, 2013
- Federal Court ruled AAT required to explain why it preferred the IME’s evidence May 18, 2013
- Medical Panels must provide clear reasons – Supreme Court Vic May 17, 2013
- Workcover Certificates: Doctors must ensure they’re carefully worded May 17, 2013
- Injured worker denied recommended back surgery and at wit’s end May 16, 2013
- Change WorkCover. Give injured workers a fair go – Petition May 15, 2013
- Injured worker’s weekly pay cut off based on biased pain doctor’s report May 14, 2013
- Injured worker collapsed after “performance management” meeting – horror story May 14, 2013
- What if an injured worker resigns in the heat of the moment? May 13, 2013
- Workcover stress claims and reasonable administrative action May 13, 2013
- New proposed anti-bullying laws: changes to FairWork Act May 12, 2013
- No need for pain medication – workers compensation denied! May 12, 2013
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