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Your weekly payments have stopped but you are still injured

WorkCover weekly payments can be stopped for many reasons. If you receive a Notice from your workcover case manager/insurer stating that your weekly payments (income maintenance) are to be terminated you should seek  legal advice as soon as possible, bearing in mind that there are strict time frames within which a dispute can be lodged.

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Going interstate whilst on workcover

For a variety of different reasons, injured workers on the WorkCover system want or need to move interstate. Quite often, understandably,  injured workers lack the ability, resources or support to properly look after themselves whilst injured, and feel that they need to reside interstate with family, partner or friends, at least until they recover. The question asked is what happens to an injured worker’s claim and weekly pay when they move interstate?

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Injured worker’s weekly pay cut off based on biased pain doctor’s report

In this sickening story an injured worker who was diagnosed with Chronic regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/aka Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) following bilateral carpal tunnel surgery had her workcover claim suspended after attending a pain clinic, where the pain doctor basically did not even examine the injured worker but went on to write a report to workcover that s/he does not suffer from CRPS)/RSD.

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Injured worker aggravates work injury after fall at home – weekly pay ceased!

“Carefactor 0” is a Victorian-based  injured worker, who suffered a severe cervical spine (neck) injury at work, for which she underwent surgery but is left with ongoing motor issues affecting her upper and lower limbs. One of her main issues, apart from ongoing pain, is that she has difficulty walking due to residual weakness in her legs. When she stands up and takes a few steps, she feels – at times – that her legs “aren’t there” and falls!

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