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  1. Dearest Injureds,

    After 3 years, my Comcare claim has finally reached the conciliation stage where I have been offered an insignificant amount to settle my claim so the matter is not escalated to a hearing.

    My Barrister said she would ask for more given her experience in such matters and that it’s standard practice for the respondent to throw such a low offer on the table.

    Despite having a significant disability caused by work and that some of the reports from the respondents own IME backing my claim my advocate states she feels it’s best to settle my claim for a higher amount rather than going to a hearing?! I asked her what higher means and she said up to 120k all inclusive and we close the case. No monthly payments either. This is despite not being able to work into the future.

    Given my insurance had ceaesed paying me a year ago, I ended up going on the DSP with my partner having to be my carer.

    They want to get me to sign a legal doc to pay me the settlement on a non economical loss basis.

    Whilst the 120k sounds attractive, I am worried what will be happening to my partners pension and my DSP?

    My Barrister states she believes it will not affect my Centrelink payments but I am somewhat cautious as she also uses a disclaimer stating it’s STILL a possibility but unlikely?!!!

    I don’t know what to do and would be appreciative if you had any experience be it personally or hearsay of a similar scenario…

    Feeling ill,

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  2. Can anyone recommend a suitable rehabilitation provider to assist in helping me to seek suitable employment?

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  3. Its a joke, i spent 8 years working in an industry i cant anymore and after all the crap of its time to think of what you would like to do im told the option to study something that takes longer than 3 months is unrealistic. Go tell someone with a diploma or trade qual that they cant use anymore they cant qualify themselves again in something decent becouse new legislation says it takes to long wanting to become a better and more productive tax paying member of society.It is an unrealistic expectation after you suffer the most unfortunate accident while doing what you wanted to do as a job. Apparently injuring yourself at work means you have given up your right to do what makes you happy or simply take an interest in doing if you want to continue to be paid entitlements you can only do what they say is reasonable.

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    12 months in and nothing but crap May 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm
  4. Hello,

    I just signed the petition, “NSW Upper House Members: It’s time for an Inquiry into the real impact on Injured Workers..”

    I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

    Here’s the link:

    https://www.change.org/p/nsw-upper-house-members-it-s-time-for-an-inquiry-into-the-real-impact-on-injured-workers

    Thanks,

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  5. Hi. I am in Vic an reached a measles settlement in 2012 for L 4 & 5 disc prolapse.The moment I received my settlement Workcover took my weekly payments saying I was healed!!. At the medical review panel 6 months later it was noted I had a severe weakness of L leg. I won my appeal but had many falls since. This escalated last6 months with my sciatica causing my peroneal nerve to shut down in my L foot. I revisited my lawyer as paralysis wasn’t included in original settlement. He says he can apply to have me back on weekly payments but no more lump sum. My back has more disc damage from further falls and now my foot is paralysed and I wear an AFO and use a walker everywhere indoors and out. I am also suffering tremors and twitches where I have burnt myself due to increase in Lyrica. My question is if I hav used my 130 weeks then am I still entitled to weekly payments?

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