Putting allegations of nepotism aside, major depression and stress do have a detrimental impact on a person’s ability to function and recover from injuries. We hope the QLD Government take these facts into account when they consider making changes to their workers compensation scheme. Mother and son, in this case, both seem to be suffering [...]
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Welcome to the world of workers compensation and rehabilitation in NSW: Injured RailCorp employees labelled ‘bludgers’ and put in the too hard basket
So, in amongst allegations of rorting the system, injured Railcorp employees are being labelled bludgers. Welcome to the world of workers compensation and rehabilitation in NSW: Management have simply failed to develop effective return to work programs for sick and injured workers, instead putting them in the too-hard basket. Unions demand apology from NSW minister [...]
Posties angry in broken leg case: Company doctors misdiagnosing workers to get them back to work faster
Scott Henry says the Australia Post doctor thought his broken leg was only a minor injury. Picture: Chris Mckeen Source: The Daily Telegraph We would suggest that this practice is far more common than is reported. Doctors hired by insurance companies, for example, routinely offer misdiagnosis that favour those paying the bills in order to [...]
Welcome to Workcover Week Hi all my fellow injured workers. According to the Workover, we injured workers only need our resilience built to stop us being injured in the workplace and taking too much time off work. I have booked the following sessions for Worksafe Week, but find I am only able to go to [...]
For whatever obscure reason workcover case managers are drilled and brainwashed time and time again to believe that just about all injured workers are up to no good and are only looking for a free holiday. I always tear my hair out at this sickening and totally unsubstantiated statement. As we posted under “myths”: Injured [...]
A workplace relations and safety lawyer warns that employers must make it very clear to injured workers that modified work arrangements are only temporary, or risk breaching contract laws and facing unfair dismissal claims. Modified duties could mean a different contract – lawyers warning Middletons partner lawyer Gerard Phillips told the Marsh Workforce Strategies Forum [...]
We received an email overnight from an injured worker in Queensland who had been made redundant while on workcover. He wonders whether he could dispute the “redundancy” through FairWork under discrimination, as no other employee has been made redundant. According to the injured worker’s employer he was made redundant “because he is away from work [...]
Under workers compensation law in NSW injured workers’ employers have always had the obligations to return injured workers to work. The obligation imposes a requirement on the employer to provide the injured worker with suitable duties, unless it is really not reasonably practicable to do so. Under the new workcover NSW amendments, workcover inspectors have [...]
Compo cost blowout: ACT Government opts to improve workers compensation system rather than attack injured worker entitlements
Improve the system rather than attack injured worker entitlements is the opposite strategy being enforced by the O’Farrell Government. Let’s hope the ACT Government are true to their word “The plan is not a fiscal efficiency measure or cost containment strategy”. As the facts show for years the real costs of workers compensation in most [...]
Injured worker “R” kindly shares his story with us. Whilst he has undergone three surgeries and is doing all he possibly can to return to work, he has been told by his employer that they want him back only when/if “100% mentally and physically fit”. Now that the injured worker’s injury will take a long [...]
New research shows casual workers are 50% more likely to be injured at work is solid proof that insecure work leads to unsafe working environments, reports the ACTU. New research confirms insecure work is a health and safety risk to workers 30 July, 2012 | Media Release New research showing casual workers are 50% more [...]
Injured worker “Pauline”, who shared her story with us last week and who suffered a whopping 30% psychiatric injury in 2006, and was “compensated’ out of the system with barely two years income to support me was blocked at all attempts to get retraining. In her story, she shares a copy of one of her [...]
In this story, injured worker “L” kindly shares her painful workcover journey with us. L sustained a permanent back injury which, most unfortunately, means that she is no longer able to do the job she so much loves. Her employer was unable to provide her with a new administrative based job, and without formal retraining, [...]
Thanks to Trinny, it has come to our attention that a collaborative project between the NSWNA and the University of Newcastle – funded by a WorkCover Partnerships Grant awarded in 2007 was undertaken – in 2007- with “aims to improve the occupational rehabilitation process for injured nurses.” We are not sure how this “study” or [...]
Further to some horrible and unethical, if not criminal, “return-to-work” practices, plans and forceful programs forced upon severely injured workers by their workcover case managers, so-called rehab service providers and penalty avoiding employers, we stumbled on this sickening legal case, where a NSW IRC Commissioner has expressed bewilderment at a Sydney council’s failure to return [...]
A fairly recent (2010) Fair Work ruling showed that employers are able to place injured or ill workers on restricted duties without giving up their right to dismiss them if it becomes clear they are unable to perform the inherent requirements of their job. Injured workers who cannot perform inherent requirements of the job can [...]
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- Workcover NSW insurance reforms upset victims – ABC News April 20, 2013
- The worst workcover claim we have ever heard of – a lawyer who lied, a doctor who made a mistake and an injured worker crippled for life April 20, 2013
- NSW Court rules workcover amendments affecting lumpsums do not apply retrospectively April 29, 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
- WorkCover NSW average premiums cut by 7.5 per cent May 9, 2013
- Government plan to make Comcare best practice model May 3, 2013
- Deed of release often used in settling workcover cases- what are they? April 29, 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
- 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
- Injured worker aggravates work injury after fall at home – weekly pay ceased! May 10, 2013
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