Would you like to insult the Authors, Visitors and/or Commentators of this blog? The injured workers in general? Feel free…
Seen something we missed? Any tips? Or simply need to vent?
or maybe you’d like to talk to our secretary?
We have created this page especially for you! Go on…
Here is what people like you have said:
Interestingly, the above comment was made in relation to this post: http://aworkcovervictimsdiary.com/2012/02/workcover-and-worksafe-appalling-writing-skills/, where not “just punctuation and generic letters are attacked” but some rather bizarre examples of real workcover letters are published. Put yourself in the “average injured worker’s shoes” and see whether YOU can make sense of those letters, eh.
Someone provide an interesting tip:
This above “tip” was provided following a workcover tip posted in relation to Xrays and Scans, which you can find under the title ” Xrays & Scans” here: http://aworkcovervictimsdiary.com/about/share-a-workcover-tip/. The tips talks about “The wide spread practice in Australia and New Zealand of inaccurate reporting and processing of radiology films when it involves current and future compensation claims especially in regards to accident and WorkCover. Medical assessments and reports are incomplete and inaccurate.”
Whilst we do believe it is plausible that someone may slip through an ID check at an “MRI/CT/Xray” in suburbia, frankly, should someone suffer such a “massive injury”, surely – with the way the workcover system is set up – it would be impossible to commit such a fraud, given that workcover requests IME report after IME, not to mention GP, surgeon, Hospital, Phsyio, Physio, Psych etc treaters’ reports and examinations. Also, from our own experiences with THE system, we are all found “guilty until proven innocent”. That is, the insurance agent will investigate (read scrutinise) our claims to an unbelievable length and debt in the hope to find “that something” to be able to deny the genuinely injured worker’s claim (i.e. base it on “degenerative disease”, an “incident 30 years ago”, perhaps a “divorce” for someone who claims a psychological injury following relentless bullying at work, etc. etc).
However we do appreciate the tip and the warning that someone may be able to use our seriously injured IDs to fraudulently attempt to make our serious injuries their own. (Note that injured worker/employee fraud accounts only for 1 to max. 2% of ALL workcover fraud – which includes workcover insurance fraud and employer fraud!).
Workcover insult – and like minded people insults
Readers Beware – Personal Opinion Peice
Well well, well, let us put the FACTS straight here.
When we first started aworkcovervictimdsiary, we contacted workcover victims Victoria and actively sought engagement. We also kindly asked to exchange links. In fact workcovervictimdiary displayed prominently (blogroll and in contacts & links) the website URL of workcover victims Victoria, up to a week ago. Workcover victims victoria however NEVER EVER put our link up in exchange of the favour, shall we say.
We have been in regular contact via Twitter ever since our launch in August 2011, albeit only via Twitter as we did not have workcover victims email address not any other contact details.
On 21 March 2012 we received an email from Joanne from Workcover Victims Victoria
We were quite shocked to say the least, given that: (a) the so called “guide” is publicly published on scribd (no copyrights) and b) that we had published it under our “resource page – guides and forms” as an iframe with a LINK to that frame. This means, folks, that we did not “steal” the “document” just showed it to our readers (injured workers) with the correct link to workcover victims victoria.
We of course removed the iframe immediately and apologised PROFUSELY. Here is our response dated 22 March 2012
We must admit that we were quite shocked to learn that workcover victims diary was SELLING a “guide” containing freely available information (much better covered on other websites too by the way) to injured workers and that she was actively seeking a publisher.
And…WE, the authors, administrator and bloggers of aworkcovervictimsdiary.com are all severely injured workers, and our bulk readers, fans and followers are also Australian injured workers, so why do we (injured workers) need to PAY?
Nice way of “applying for that grant”, eh?
Instead of working in collaboration with us to help victims of workplace injury they have decided to profit. Instead of helping us and forging together to create a stronger force to be reckoned with, they have instead tried to personally profit on “helping injured workers” and we were pretty disgusted by it.
When you fight these causes from a place of truth, justice, and a sense of what is right – you have integrity and you succeed no matter what the outcome. When you try to profit at the expense of others, you are as bad as the people you fight against and you will never succeed. Perhaps this is why workcover victims victoria only achieved around 110.000 page views in over 13 years, whereas aworkcovervictimsdiary achived more than that in 7 months (in fact, if you look at our stats below right, you’ll see that we achieved 60,000 pageviews (reads) in less than 2 and half months (Jan 2011)! Same goes for Twitter followers (330 versus 900+).
What’s more this lovely lady is now also actively advertising for people, organisation and companies to advertise on her blog for a fee. We also believe that this is not a good idea, because many of these potential “services” may be very misleading. For example a poor performing (bad reputation) law firm may wish to advertise for MONEY, and innocent injured workers my “trust” the site and run to that lawyer.
However, be what it be, who are we to judge, indeed.
We can assure you that we have NEVER EVER commented on your blog, with the exception of 1 personal comment made yesterday (2 April).
We can also assure you that we have never ever posted a ‘forwarded” or other article or link from workcover victims victoria; just check out their site and see for yourself!
Turns out our lovely blogger had not only posted our popular article’s heading
But, folks, she had, without permission, displayed in a frame the entire lawyers letter for all to see, WITHOUT providing a LINK to the article, let alone its source! So, what this means is basically that the lawyers letter was published as a stand alone, MISLEADING her readers to believe that aworkcovervictimsdiary is/was being sued. Obviously when you take that lawyer’s letter OUT OF CONTEXT it does not look to appetizing, indeed and could cause potential harm to our site and credibility.
As for the defense, first of all their is NO case, secondly she may have forgotten to mention that aworkcovervictimsdiary is offered FREE legal representation and that lawyers have come forward and told us (see comments) that it would be their honour to defend us in this most scandalous intimidation exercise, for we did NOT defame anybody.
So, the only comment (1) I (workcover victim) posted was last night (2 April) and I asked/demanded she remove immediately the lawyers letter. I explained that she did not seek permission and that she did not even link the letter to it’s origin. I also reminded her of the email she sent us a week or so earlier (see above).
Interestingly workcover victims victoria did not publish our comment (nor the ones she refers to, which we assure you we did NOT post – please publish the comments and show us the IP addresses as evidence!).
Given the nature of the offense (in our eyes), I also told her that it is my wish to no longer interact (twitter) with her. As harsh as this may sound to some of you, I believe that posting a lawyers letter like this, out of context, is nothing but scandalous, considering that we are injured worker’s advocates and that we are exposing the real workcover here. It is nothing but DEFAMATION what she is doing.
Following my one (and only comment), our lovely blogger tweeted the following around:
Wow, but just WOW.
I did reply with an unflattering tweet or two, however I had the decency to delete those tweets about 5 minutes later, as I do not wish to go that low, ever.
So, perhaps it would be nice of workcover victims victoria to actually state the facts rather than INSULT aworkcovervictimsdiary.com.
We are not sure what has caused the breakdown in our “professional” relationship and it really saddens us to see that people seem to prefer to go their own way rather than join forces, for the SAME CAUSE.
We also noticed that it seems not uncommon for workcover victims vitoria to attack new websites – look at this:
If workcover victim were to publicly apologise, she is more than welcome to team up and we would love nothing more than to join forces and voices.
For your information, my friend, there are quite a few people (injured workers) who have not been happy with you. We have recieved numerous emails to the effect. Here is a sample:
Please use the comment section to reply, comment and suggest ideas on how to tackle this, shall we say, delicate situation. Thanks!
Pathetic case manager infiltrates our forum
An utterly pathetic case manager going by the name of “rainbow”infiltrated our forum and posted the above topic.
You can view the origical topic as posted on our forum here as well as our subsequent reply.
Must be a very sad Case Manager indeed, given that she feels the urge and need to infiltrate, under deliberate disguise, a forum designed for injured workers and their supporters. What’s more when she registered with the forum, she was asked to abide by the forum rules , which include that we do NOT welcome any workcover employees. Now if this CM is unable to abide by a simple forum rule, we wonder how she is able to abide and comply with the legislation and the Act, eh.
The snooper nicknamed “Rainbows” = Case manager Allianz
Used email:Email: email@example.com
IP address = 18.104.22.168
An injured workers’ hater on twitter?
WorkCover Victims Victoria Blog
Awe, ouch – this tweet was sent on 12 April 2012 and appears to be directed at us, eh.
We would like to highlight major differences here:
our blog’s url= www.aworkcovervictimsdiary.com – note DIARY
Their blogs url =http://workcovervictims.blogspot.com.au/ – HUGE difference, eh?
Our twitter account is @WCVictimsdiary – again DIARY
Their twitter account is @WorkCoverVictim – mmmh what is there copied, please?
IDEAS: what f*cking ideas – just compare the two sites and tell us what there is to bloody compare – there is NO comparison, there are NO shared IDEAS here, my friend.
They have been around since 2008, so they say… with comparatively very little traffic and followers indeed. We have been around for 7 months, but we are accused of stealing their “traffic”? What traffic?
If we had “copy-catted” your “name and site” we, too, would have failed miserably
A case manager threatens [an injured worker?]
We are extremely concerned about this public and extremely intimidating threatening behaviour of this known NSW Allianz Case Manager om Twitter. It appears she not only breached privacy laws by publishing this person’s address, but also implies an extreme threat of violence or worse…?
Of note is that this person deleter her Twitter account very quickly after she noticed what blunder she committed… Unfortunately, injured workers are on high alert and made paranoid by the system and were very quick making a screenshot of this very intimidating Tweet!