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This is what some injured workcover victims have reported

  • injured workers being told by their workcover insurance to ‘just work through the pain’
  • discrimination against certain types of injuries such as  chronic stress
  • cruel and abusive psychological treatment of injured workers by workcover insurance case managers and employer
  • false and under-rated diagnoses
  • manipulation of facts, evidence, dates, medical words and expressions
  • concealment of facts and evidence
  • recurrent use of avoidance or distraction techniques
  • multiple medical reports for the same visit/intervention
  • excessive use of independent medical examinations (i.e. 5 per year)
  • coverup of wrongdoing that caused physical harm
  • putting intentional and inappropriate emphasis on the injured worker’s psychological status rather than addressing physical origins or causes of injuries
  • inappropriate psychological profiling
  • denigrating/vilifying the injured worker’s character
  • workcoer insurance (though IME) falsely accusing the injured worker of having a family history of alcoholism, even when this is refuted by an independent psychiatrist’s report
  • violations of trust leaving the injured worker feeling “emotionally raped”
  • workcover case managers who disregard doctors and specialists who say the injured worker is unable to work – compensation, weekly payments and/or benefits are cut off anyway
  • injured workers unable to eat properly and relying on food hampers, charity
  • injured workers reporting that they feel they are “fighting for their life”
  • workcover insuance refuses diagnostic tests such as MRI despite request of multiple specialists

What’s your story?

42 Responses to “Share your story”

  1. I’m just wondering how you can guarantee anonymity? Won’t you still receive the IP address?

    If ever anyone got hold of that from you (e.g. God forbid, police raid or something crazy like that), you’ll have their IP on your computer.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for encouraging whistleblowers, but I know it’s really hard to do anonymity properly.

    To remain anonymous, I like many others use Tor.

    Good luck. You are doing a wonderful job!

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    • here is my story
      I have been on work cover if you call it that since june 2013 I was bullied at work went to the doctor got a doctors work certificate went on work cover for being bullied discriminated against because I have a tremor my head nods I talk slow my hands tremble. I went on a shift at work and mind you I have worked for most of my adult hood and I never was discriminated against was bullied the whole way I got terminated while under a doctors certificate…through this I have tried to commit suicide twice since…. work cover have said that they have conceded my claim after taking them to trial which has settlted out of court well maybe… meant to have signed settlement paper mmm they have seemed to have vanished into thin air but still no payment Since june I have not been able to drive a car walk in the supermarket on my own as where I live is a small community I have an awesome lawyer three doctors to help me through this rubbish I could go into my story a lot more but still find it very raw

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  2. Your IP address is NOT recorded because the documents and correspondence go straight to the ‘server’ and are not relayed to an email or computer address. The server is also protected and fully anonymous, untraceable (privacy badge).  I am only able to access all sent information via the dashboard of this site, and I don’t know who has sent it to me (no IP address is visible – I have triple checked). Of course, if you prefer you can use TOR (or something similar) to completely hide your IP address should you have the slightest worry about potential ‘tracking’.

    PS: did you know that you can only ‘track down”an IP address via a legal SUBPOENA? Unless your a professional hacker there is no way an IP address can be traced to it’s owner. I found this out when the site was hacked (attempted) into. Even that is not enough (yet) for a subpoena because you have to show/prove malicious intent.

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  3. Just to let you know that workcovervictim (Lisa) is suffering from a severe exacerbation of her shoulder injury – the ball of her shoulder is virtually sitting under her ear (aka superior migration of humeral head – but a very severe form indeed). She’s in agony, up to her eyeballs on narcotics and banging her head against the wall so to speak, hasn’t slept for 48 hours from the pain… She will be off line for a few days…courtesy of Xchanging again, who keeps denying her vital care – this time they’ve been breaching conciliation orders re the provision of (denied for over 12 months but granted at ACCS) most needed home help and taxi transport… Is it a wonder this poor gal keeps aggravating her already extremely severe shoulder injury (hell-she needs an urgent reverse shoulder prosthesis but they are still trying to figure out why her heart went into severe heart failure x 2 from the anesthetics…) Go figure why someone like her is repeatedly denied basic and necessary, reasonable care? It enrages me. We will do our best to keep the blog and the forum, Twitter (and FB) afloat and are in (multi) daily touch with her for support, hugs, input and feedback.

    Keep the rage, she says 😉

     

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    Workcovervictim3 May 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    • Hope she feels better soon,and gets the care she need soon.

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    • What I find interesting, is Police, Fire/Emergency services are exempt and yet not child protection staff.  Mmmmm few agencies have statutory power, CP is one of these.  For those who work on the same cases as Police, who handle those cases long term, not the get in/interview/charge, pass it to the next officer, someone to court, someone after etc.  CP engage the entire length of the case, in some cases a childhood (18yrs).  They also engage with the entire family, on complex cases, trauma is rife in CP.  Threats of violence, abuse, intimidation, guns held to your head, homes ransacked, your kids bullied, cars done over, this is not uncommon for CP workers.  Yet they were not exempt as the other statutory in the State? Good enough to go where no one else wants to go, do the hard jobs, have one of the worst public profiles, constantly taking community abuse, slammed in the media.  I live near an officer who was medically retired due to PTSD following an incident with an infant & not to minimise his distress as trauma affects everyone in different ways, yet try doing that every day, over years, after working with the child and having the court return them to their home time and time again, to be powerless to prevent it.  Then doing your hardest to protect the lives of our most vulnerable members of our community only to be dropped like a hot brick when the case explodes, your home is trashed, money is offered to find you, your kids are absolutely terrified, you are medically retired as they admit they can no longer protect you.  Not one person sends a card, helps with a toothbrush, nothing.  You walk away from your home with your kids & never go back, move again, again and again. All the costs you carry, you loose your savings, friends, family get tired of it.  Life as you once had is over.  All the while QBE say you are not recovering fast enough and cease access to all your treatment on the day they get the power to cut it off.  Someone explain to me how this is not a form of systems abuse.

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      • I wish I could I help you, been there done that – even homelessness.

        No-one wants me or even cares.  Mental health is no help at all.

        40 years given to the community as a Senior Prac social worker, nurse, foster carer, and disability houseparent in ancient times.  3/4 of way to Masters when injured.

        I don’t even like social work any more, so I am independently researching.

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      • I’ve often wondered the same thing as a CP worker myself. I gave everything i had to my job 1) because i love it 2) because its not about the employers its the families you work with, and now that my injury is not recovering fast enough or at all i’m discarded. I have not been offered any assistance with or reduction of caseload at any point in my injury and at times was managing more cases than the rest of the team. Now i find myself basically unemployed as they have fulfilled the 52 weeks of restrictions (despite not obeying them).

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    • Apply to do a pain management program on a referral from your own GP

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  4. Hi Lisa
    our thoughts are with you
    Collienew

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    • Lisa is still in a lot of pain, but things are slowly “improving” — if there is such a thing…[she says]. Ball of shoulder (humeral head) has dropped a bit but is not yet back in its socket – ouch.

      She says thank you for thinking of her! Keep the rage – she’ll be back soon with a vengeance 😉

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      workcovervictim3 May 5, 2012 at 9:17 am
  5. Hi .
    Just an update on what is occurring at work.
    The bully manager is back to her best.
    Creating divisions in the department, deliberately ostracizing, deliberately not including staff whom have complained, deliberately victimizing staff, deliberately harassing staff and deliberately using other staff to back her up.
    This person hasn’t learnt or can’t learn from her harassing and bullying ways.
    I’m glad I am in another department now as this manager is deliberately targeting certain staff and is malicious and vexatious in her intent.
    The harassment and bullying continues .
    Seems that good staff will resign or leave again!

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    • Tell me why can some one get away with bullying I thought it was against the law and if the company lets it get away with it they are just as guilty surely there is some way it can be dealt with
      cheers Peter

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  6. i was bullied at work for 2 whole hours in my bosses office, she was the manager of the whole place, she cornered me, put her hand on my shoulder, all because i reported bullying, ive lost my job and one of the bullies has taken my full time job,she cant even speak proper english, nasty lady, i reported her after i walked out to 3 different people, she reckons she was comforting me, and the assistant manager is just as bad, i hope these 2 female dogs get their day in court, and karma gets them, i wish to please remain anonymous as they will come after me for sure.

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  7. I wanted to ask a question about conflict of interest,
    my employer is engaged in a sexual relationship with the workcover insurance brokers daughter

    Is this a major conflict of interest?
    And if so what are the potential abuses which could occur?
    And what should I be wary of ?

    thankyou Ray P.

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  8. one thing I have noticed is that there are a lot of people with chips on there shoulders this is not a way to win a argument you must look and find out what is right and wrong and if you keep a cool head you will beat them hands down.
    to be trying to bring rubbish to work cover will achieve nothing bring facts and you will beat them every time
    cheers Peter

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    Salutation,

    My father a Chef was fatally stubbed and MURDER in the restaurant of Canterbury road ,  pater sham, SYDNEY during ROBBERY, I am an epileptic (Handicapped) son seeking justice & help. Please visit:

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    Thankfully

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  10. THIS IS IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS (WORKCOVER BUSTED )

    Hello everyone ,i have wrote on this site before but wanted to tell you the updates .

    1. section 58 B rights were thrown out . (Yes i fully recorded it )

    2. WORKCOVER TRIBUNAL has recieved evidence for 4-5 years of  breaches of  OHS&W , The workers compensation Act ,Australian Federal LAWS ,Human Rights ,Common/state Laws and more by workcover in my case yet it has all been thrown out . ( Yes i fully recorded it )

    3. Workcover tribunal judge  was told by workcovers head guy in south australia  that WCT has zero authority to even question Workcover Ever as its not a real court ( yes i fully recorded it ).

    4. section 42 redemption — IT WAS STATED TO THE JUDGE IN WRITING BY DOCTOR,SPECIALIST ,PHSYCHOLOGIST THAT REDEMPTION MUST BE PAID TO ME because Workcover has refused all rehabilitaion for 4 years to me , NO PHYSIO,MEDICAL NEEDS , SURGERY , HYDROTHEROPY,INJECTION THEROPY,GYM, HEAT TREATMENTS,   NOTHING !!!! AND NOT 1 JOB OFFER IN 5 YEARS .—- WORKCOVER HAS BEEN GIVEN MEDICAL EVIDENCE THAT THEY HAVE EXACERBATED MY INJURY AND I NOW NEED A KNEE REPLACEMENT — YET THEY REFUSE TO PAY ANYTHING .

    THE MEDICAL EVIDENCE IS EVEN FROM THEIR OWN SPECIALIST AND MY OWN MEDICAL TEAM .

    WORKCOVER HEAD BOSS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA SAID : WE DONT CARE IF HE DIES  IT IS OUR POLICY NOT TO PAY  ( YES I VOICE RECORDED THE ENTIRE MEETING) YES I ASKED FOR TRANSCRIPTS BUT THEY ALWAYS REFUSED TO TRANSCRIPT IT AT THE WCT . SO I TOOK VOICE RECORDERS ( YOU HAVE A HUMAN RIGHT TO PROTECT YOURSELF )

    WHAT I HAVE PROOF OF IS CORRUPTION , FRAUD ,DEFAMATION , INTENTIONAL HURT BY WORKCOVER , I HAVE EVIDENCE OF BREACHES OF FEDERAL LAWS AND COMMON LAWS  BY WORKCOVER . I HAVE EVIDENCE OF DELIBERATE  BREACHES OF OHS&W BY WORKCOVER . I HAVE EVIDENCE OF DELIBERATELY LYING T THE COURT BY WORKCOVER .

    SO CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT IT !!!!!!  I HAVE RECORDED MEETINGS OF WORKCOVER ADMITTING THEY ARE DELIBERATELY BREAKING AUSTRALIA LAWS AND HOLDING ME ACCOUNTABLE . I HAVE RECORDED THE WORKCOVER OMBUDSMAN ADMITTING HE WONT TAKE ACTION AGAINST WORKCOVER REGARDLESS TO THE EVIDENCE OF THEM  BREAKING FEDERAL LAWS !!   I HAVE THE RECORDED MEETING OF WORKCOVER HEAD BOSS TELLING THE JUDGE HE HAS NO POWER TO ACT AND THE TRIBUNAL ISNT A REAL COURT AND THAT HE THE WCT (WORKERS COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL ) HAS NO AUTHORITY TO QUESTION WORKCOVER EVER !!!!!

    I HAVE 5 YEARS OF EVIDENCE — IF YOU ARE GENUINE IN FIGHTING WORKCOVER WRITE TO ME .   SNR_SGT_TACKLEBERRY@HOTMAIL.COM

    I HAVE THE REAL EVIDENCE !!!! HARD EVIDENCE

     

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  11. I just keep asking WHY? & HOW? is it possible in this country we have such blatant mis use of power & authority & psychological & physical abuse of injured workers?
    How do these stories keep being told & the insurers keep getting away with it?
    Story after story of insurers knowing they are abusing & escalating injuries & yet keep doing it because no one can stop the practice.
    You might have the evidence but is it admissable in court? Can it be used? Who will use it?

    I wonder if it is going to take someone doing something radical to get the publics attention. I am so over this. My whole family is suffering.

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  12. I agree with you OveritJane. We Injured Workers have to be campaigning in every venue we can manage. Somehow we have to gain a public face that does not shriek “shonky” to the brainwashed. We have to publicly challenge the myth of the rorting Injured Worker, and replace it with an archtype of our own creation – someone who’s had some trauma, and is wanting to get rehab and get back to earning an income.

    Real support for injured workers would see most of us back at work within 1 to 3 years. I’ve been in the Workover for 10 years and all it’s done is chronically aggravate my workplace injuries. This is not a cheap way to do things for anyone except the Insurers. Socially it’s a very, very expensive way of doing things. Prior to workplace bullying I was working and volunteering in my community. Now I do neither, and my years of education and experience are lost to my community/society. This is true for the loss of every Injured Worker.

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  13. Hi everyone.

    I haven’t been on for a while.

    Just and update on the workplace psychopath at work.

    Received a letter from CE stating that this workplace psychopath has not been bullying and harassing staff ” recently ”  !!! WTF !!

    Named the person as well !!! So here we have an admission that this person ” has ” been a bully !!

    Actually this workplace psychopath is still doing so and management are getting into a lot of trouble again !!!

    This workplace psychopath’s job apparently is one of ” not ” direct supervision !! And that’s from a letter to me from the CE !!!!!

    I’ll keep you posted with more info on how many more staff leave.

    14 + left in 2011 because of this person.

     

     

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    • Look after yourself while you’re hanging in there Wannie. Bullies are so bad for your mental health, it’s no wonder so many workers pack up their kit and leave when they encounter one at work. Good that you’re keeping a tally on the workforce attrition this bully is contributing to.

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  14. NOW GET THE MEDIA INVOLVED GREG AND BLOW THIS SCAM TO SMITHEREENS

     

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    • These people are inhumane in QLD.  My every sympathy goes out to you, I have done the hard yard but settled because the ‘defleshing’ and dehumanising process are more ultimately more damaging.  A friend acquired PTSD from it and successfully sued.  Ridiculous nasty ugliness.

      Much like the bullies who cause it too.

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  15. These people are inhumane – and breach human rights.

    PTSD is taken seriously in some countries, not here.

    8 years and counting…

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