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aworkcovervictimsdiary milestones and blog design

Today, marks a significant milestone for this blog. workcovervictimsdiary.com has had just over 150,000 page views since it’s launch in August 2011 (8-9 months ago only!). Given its increasing popularity and growing impact, some of us have been wondering whether it’s time to rethink our blog’s design and layout? Make it more official-looking?

aworkcovervictimsdiary milestones and blog design

Milestones

Today, marks a significant milestone for this blog. It has had over 150,000 page views. When I launched it about 9 months ago, I wasn’t really sure how much interest readers would have in the developments and trends of a system that is -frankly- almost a century old!

As some of you may recall, this blog was started as part of my psychological therapy, prescribed by my treating clinical psychologist and psychiatrist. Given that I (workcovervictim) – due to my workplace accident- am unable to physically write, let alone type, I was not able to commence a paper diary (journal) and had to find a digital “diary”where I could use dictation software… so it became a blog!

The very initial goal of this “diary” (hence the URL chosen: aworkcovervictimsdiary.com) was, believe it or not, to help me vent and turn my rage (oh yes) against my workcover insurer and the Victorian workers compensation system into semi-coherent sentences, in order to prevent it [my rage] from making make me -further- ill!

Born to “help people” (I was an intensive care nurse before my horrible accident), I soon realised that I could still do what I was born to do and that is help fellow injured people, by sharing my experience(s), learned tips and tricks; and by raising awareness. …The rest is history!

Community involvement has been very instrumental in making workcovervictimsdiary.com efforts so successful. I am extremely grateful to our loyal (and growing) readers and the large number of outstanding “guest bloggers” and contributors who have contributed to reaching this milestone. I would also particularly like to take this opportunity to personally thank Actavista, Workcovervictim3, Trinny and John McPhilbin for their invaluable support and for co-authoring some of our best articles.

A very special thanks goes to my treating psychologist and psychiatrist – you know who you are ! I still can’t believe you made me do this 😉 and – of course- to my hero, Erin Brockovich!

Our current analytics reflects that there is a strong interest in the wrong-doings of the workcover insurance companies (i.e. shared stories); health and safety (i.e. OHS, bullying) and the “benefit system” known as workers’ compensation in general. The spectrum of story interest is as widely diverse as the multitude of workcover insurances, schemes (and it’s tactics) in existence.

It is very encouraging to know that the expanding readership base has a growing concern about the manner in which injured workers are being treated by their insurance agents and about worker’s health and safety. Hopefully, as workers’ compensation schemes “mature and develop”, there will also remain a strong desire to create a healthier work environment. My hope is that this blog can continue to provide a voice for injured workers and a forum for creative ideas.

Blog design

Given this milestone and the “status” of workcovervictimsdiary.com, some of us have been wondering whether it would be worth re-designing our existing blog, in particular to make things “more official” looking and created -perhaps – a stronger presence…?


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Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated – feel free to add a yes/no question and/or leave us your comments, tips, feedback, ideas and suggestions!

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Our formal reply to Allianz NSW workcover case managers threatening us with defamation

Further to having received a rather pathetic and certainly unwarranted, threatening and intimidating letter from Radford Lawyers, on behalf of three lovely Allianz NSW workers compensation case managers, alleging us of defaming them, aworkcovervictimdiary.com has not been shy and has formally replied to these lovely ladies. Our marvelous  Legal representative, Atlas Legal has, most kindly, not only accepted service of any Writ, Summons, Claim, Statement or Complaint, but they have also put our thoughts into “gentle words” and FREE OF CHARGE!

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Erin Brockovich personal visit to workcover victim – exclusive home video

As you know, Erin Brockovich, our hero and supporter, personally visited  Workcover Victim on 23 March 2012. In this exclusive home video, Erin Brockovich and Workcover Victim also discuss the “risks” of blogging when an injured worker is on workcover. In particular, we discuss the twisted and dirty tactic used by many workcover insurance companies to “prove” that an severely injured worker is “capable of working” if they are “capable of blogging”!

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Allianz NSW workcover case managers threaten aworkcovervictimsdiary with a lawsuit!

About two weeks ago, workcovervictimsdiary.com received a Word letter (!) from [popup url=’ http://www.radfordlawyers.com.au/’] NSW Radford lawyers [/popup] sent to our generic email address, on behalf of three unhappy Allianz NSW workcover case managers, threatening us with a lawsuit for defamation, excuse us!

Allianz NSW workcover case managers threaten aworkcovervictimsdiary with a lawsuit!

Allianz NSW workcover lawyer’s threatening letter

Note: it is worth mentioning that the letter was only picked up 4 to 6 days after it was sent, and accidentally, because it had been spammed by our email software due to the WORD attachment!

 

 

 

 

 

Facts

We did not defame anybody! Who is there to de-fame, please?

Two of the mentioned workcover case managers, who so rapidly ran to their lawyer, were in fact publicly trashed in a derogatory manner in a publicly published COURT case, which we had published long before the lawyer’s letter appeared in our generic email inbox, and long before the letter was -literally- and accidentally un-spammed!

We did not intentionally meet the “demands” of said threat, however and most unfortunately perhaps, we did remove and censor some of the comments!

A. We will re-summarise the Allianz NSW workcover case here in case you missed it:

The case was published on 14 February 2012, in a blog post article entitled: “Bullying workers’ comp insurer Allianz pays the price

The “defamatory” comments as stated (alleged) in the said lawyer’s letter were mainly direct copies and pastes of the following court case transcript!

In this horrid case, an injured worker had, according to the Judge, “good reason” to feel harassed by the insurers (Allianz NSW) who managed her compensation claim. A NSW court has ruled in finding her anxiety and stress were work-related. The Workers Compensation Commission, Deputy President Bill Roche heard the worker had suffered chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, social withdrawal and depression as a result of her physical injuries and the claims process.

An extract from the court case (transcript) which is publicly available on http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWWCCPD/2011/4.html reads as follows:

“Ms Davis (plaintiff) spoke to Ms Reiner’s manager, Ms Rogers, and contacted WorkCover. She felt that the approach by Ms Reiner and Ms Rogers was unprofessional and constituted bullying and victimisation”.

“Following the exercise physiologist’s report, an officer from Allianz, Ms Reiner, telephoned Ms Davis, which made her angry and distressed “because of her thinking that she could intimidate me”.

Ms Reiner said that Allianz was aware that Ms Davis had an injury, but they did not think it was as bad as had been reported. She said that Allianz had video surveillance of Ms Davis and reports of her carrying out a number of activities. Ms Davis did not deny having carried her daughter’s school backpack over her right shoulder, using exercise equipment in the park (with no weight or resistance), and being able to walk. Ms Davis was further distressed when Ms Reiner threatened her when she said that fraud was against the law. She felt frustrated when she saw what had been reported because of the surveillance”

Ms Davis said she felt it was unreasonable for Dr Kafataris to expect her to increase her hours of work and that it was “more of the bullying tactics” that were being directed towards her by Allianz. She felt that Ms Reiner had bullied her by sending her job seeker diaries even though she had been certified unfit

The day after Ms Davis received the surveillance report in the mail from Allianz, she experienced two significant panic attacks and a third attack on 3 November 2008 when she listened to voicemail messages from Ms Burgess. She felt that Allianz, through its letters and “bullying telephone calls”, was sabotaging her attempt to get on with her life. She felt that Allianz was treating her unfairly, and disguising their treatment of her by talking about the Workers Compensation Act caused her distress”

“She [plaintiff] described her experience dealing with Allianz (NSW) staff as being bullied by a global organisation…

  1. First, they make the same basic error referred to above under “psychological injury”. The worker did not suffer a “psychological injury” and her counsel did not argue that she had. It was therefore not necessary for the Arbitrator to find injury under s 4 and that employment had been a substantial contributing factor to any psychological injury. The Arbitrator erred in finding that the worker had received a psychological injury. However, applying the correct approach, the conclusion is the same. Ms Davis’s psychological condition resulted from her physical injuries. Her symptoms (from her physical and psychological conditions) resulted in her being totally unfit from 30 October 2008 to 30 April 2009 and partially unfit thereafter.
  2. Second, Ms Davis’s psychological symptoms developed in 2005, not 2008, and the evidence from Ms Marshell clearly linked those symptoms to her physical injuries and the claim for compensation for those injuries. The management of a claim for compensation is as much a part of the claim as the treatment of the injury.

Please read the court case – we are not defaming people – these are exact extract of a publicly available published court case – http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWWCCPD/2011/4.html

B. The third Allianz NSW workcover case manager

With regards to the third case manager who ran to her lawyer in order to seek a lawsuit against me for defaming her, I wish to point out that a couple of our loyal readers had – rightly so it appears- flagged Ms S as a potentially “difficult” (shall we say) case manager.

As the letter correctly states, we did warn our readers and commentators that we would censor names if no evidence of wrongdoing was provided. This is also stated in our disclaimer. And we did in fact censor the names of all three case managers before the letter arrived! And we should not have had to!

Well, it turns out that Ms S has a lot of defamatory comments on the internet, and, rest assured, some of those date well before the existence of workcovervictimsdiary.com, which was only launched in August 2011. In addition, the authors and administrators of this blog reside in Victoria,  as is clearly stated on the left hand site of our blog (under the character). So to say that we would deliberately be spreading malicious ‘comments’ about somebody totally unbeknownst to us would be rather far fetched indeed.

But if that is not enough, folks, it turns out that Ms S, who is running to a lawyer to sue us for defamation – obviously because it is causing her harm and hurt – is in fact, herself, sourcing all those derogatory and defamatory comments on the internet about herself and LINKING them to her Facebook page and, hang on, is bloody well JOKING and MAKING fun of them! That is how “affected” (shall we say) Ms S is – how sick. So, in fact Ms S is responsible for spreading defamatory “stuff” like wildfire about herself and JOKES about it! That’s right, folks, but she sues US for allowing our readers and commentators to “flag” her in a comment, that was censored within days!? How pathetic.

workcovervictimsdiary.com’s response to Allianz NSW workcover lawyer’s letter

We have taken the liberty to publish Allianz NSW lawyer’s threatening letter as we we did not defame anybody and if you are instructed and believe so we will provide you with our legal representatives’ address(es) for service of the Court Documentation.

What’s more a few lawyers including Atlas Legal Australia, specialised in Crime, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Litigation, have also kindly volunteered to accept service of the writ or statement of claim for Defamation!

We would look forward to having all three women in the Witness box being cross examined.

We would also look forward to having Senior Allianz Staff at the court proceedings to enlighten the whole of Australia as to how Allianz trains it’s staff and issues procedural guidance. It should be an interesting case to deal with. It would undoubtedly cause a HUGE scandal and draw attention to workers plight.
You threaten to sue the blog owner -LOL- go right ahead it’s organisations like you without ethics and integrity that has cost me my career and assets.  I don’t have any; you want to bankrupt me go right ahead I don’t have anything to lose. But I will make sure in the trial ALL your dirty laundry is aired in public and what lengths you go to just to keep injured workers quiet about your corrupt system and morally corrupt employees.
Workcover victim also took the liberty to run your pathetic letter past Eric Brockovich during her personal visit. The first thing she had to say was that YOU are bullying an innocent, genuine injured worker and that YOUR intentions are clear, and that is that YOU (Allianz NSW) are desperately trying to shut up a strong, popular and ever growing VOICE for injured workers. The truth is obviously hitting a raw nerve somewhere, unfortunately this site is about the truth and nothing but the truth.
To go as far and as low as to intimidate an injured worker through a threatening lawyer’s letter  is nothing short of bullying. An unwarranted threat of this sorts puts a lot of unneeded stress and pressure on an injured worker and the last thing we want is to be bullied by lawyers or anyone about defamation or anything else.  Lawyers, and case managers (!) are trained in the art of bullying and they are very good at it. Unfortunately you have sent the letter to the wrong kind of person!
As stated on the disclaimer, and as any person in their right mind would do, and as stated in the defamation act, if any person has a concern about a derogatory comment or potential defamatory comment, the first thing they’d do is contact the administrators of the blog and discuss the issue.
There is NO NEED to threaten me/us (or anyone) or this blog with a lawsuit and make inappropriate, uneducated and rather intimidating demands.

Note: We do have more incriminating evidence of your wrongdoing, however we will keep that to hit the nail on your coffin in court, should you wish to proceed.

Oh and by the way

Updated 7 April 2012

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Our friends, whom you probably know very well, at www.herticpress.com state on their popular website that they:

“would highly recommend Michael Tehan or Paul Zawa of Minter Ellison to you Allianz, they both have some experience with defamation threats against impoverished Centrelink clients for publishing complaints on the internet. The keyword search engine optimization has just begun now Allianz have employed lawyers to try and shut-up injured workers and to intimidate a website detailing the experiences of aggrieved clients. Deny, Delay, Avoid and Intimidate seems to be the Allian of deatiln with injured workers. Radfords in NSW or Minter Ellison in Victoria, champions of the people, weasels being paid big money to silence unpaid injuered workers. Minter Ellison will do a basic cease and desist letter for $5,000. How much do Radford’s charge?

USA and International actions might not be their forté. Mark Radford demands that workcovervictimsdiary.com removes personal opinion even if it is true a basic defense to any false defamation claim, he also demands that they remove google cached pages which is beyond their power. Such a threatening letter to send to an aggrieved client. Alliaz are exposed again and again. Mr Radford and Minter Ellison will be rich on the proceeds of insurance policies that were meant to go to injured workers. Copyright and Access conditions Mr Radford. Previous aborted actions by Minter Ellison to try and silence aggrieved impoverished Centrelink clients”.

YOU ARE BEING WATCHED

The Health and Safety for Beginners Daily

Updated 8 April 2012

The very popular Health and Safety for Beginners (HSfB) provides health and safety downloads, support for health and safety courses, toolbox talks, careers advice, vibrant discussion forums and much more… also published our article (with the full “intimidating lawyers letter!) on 7 and 8 April 2012 and circulated it in the UK (and worldwide) for all to see. Their digital magazine has been re-tweeted to date over 31 thousand times! Check them out – www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk  and via twitter @hsfb

Isn’t there a saying, dear Ladies, that “what goes around comes around’? And that there is such a thing as “karma”!

The more you’ll try to -wrongfully- intimidate us in the hope to shut injured workers up (who have been ill-treated by ladies like you) the more your attempts to do so -wrongfully- will be spontaneously picked up by various popular media outlets and the more injured workers (and concerned, supportive members) will be aware of people like YOU!

It certainly appears to us, and in our very humble opinion, that your “lawyer” would have been better served instructing you on your rights and the relevant legislation… Or that YOU, lovely darlings, should have told your lawyer the FULL TRUTH!

 

We apologise profusely

We apologise for allowing our concerned readers to name you, and we apologise for having censored your last names in those comments to initials , but only after we gave them a warning that we would do so and only after a day or three, when we had physically a chance to do so. We sincerely apologise  that you had already been “defamed” in a publicly published NSW Court of Law and we apologise profusely of discovering that one of you finds it very funny that injured workers are very upset with the hurt you have caused them and that this person is now spreading those derogatory comments like wildfire, perpetuating her own “defamation”. We apologise even more profusely that you have now provided us with not only a very intimidating and demanding letter, but that you have also disclosed to us the first names of those ladies.

However, we do NOT apologise for showing Australia what you are trying to do to honest injured workers who are trying their best to expose the real workcover and the real workcover insurance practices in the hope of hopes to educate, and especially,  protect fellow and future injured workers from the further harm that you are so clearly perpetrating.

Click to view our official reply to those lovely ladies 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

Shortlink: http://workcovervictimsdiary.com/?p=6361

 

Erin Brockovich visit to Workcover Victim – more pictures

Yesterday we received a package in the mail from from Matthew White at Shine Lawyers, who accompanied Erin Brockovich on her personal visit to Workcover Victim. The package not only included a signed and dedicated copy of Erin Brockovich’s famous movie, but also a copy of the high resolution version of the surprise visit’s moment as well as some pretty good pictures from Erin’s visit.

Erin Brockovich visit to Workcover Victim – more pictures

As I said, I kept touching Erin to make sure she was real and I wasn’t just dreaming 😉

 

This is Bobby, my 1 year old eclectus male parrot, who was quite frankly besotted with Erin Brockovich!

Discussing the dirty tactics of workcover insurers in Australia… Bindi – my 2 year old eclectus female parrot was listening in 😉

Note that Erin Brockovich is so down to earth that she chose to sit next to me on my day bed! That “elephant” on the left is used by me as a support pillow to prevent my shoulder of dislocating backwards when I lie down! It’s very good cos it’s got these “legs” that I can put exactly in the right places (like just behind the shoulder blade etc)… took me ages to find something suitable and not too ugly 😉

I have been wearing this sling for about 7 years now! And full-time for the past two years (24/7)!

Bindi couldn’t wait to get onto Erin’s shoulder! Did I tell you that Erin let her have some coffee out of her very own cuppa? She loves parrots. She had three African Grey parrots. Bindi loves being kissed on the belly! In fact Erin told me this really funny story where she kept on of her Africn Greys in her bedroom when she was still married… and we were talking about how well parrots mimic sounds… lol 😉

Erin also brought me some very yummy chocolate cake and then fed Bobby some – he loves nothing more than sweet stuff! Bindi is more into savoury and junk food like chips, pizza and spaghetti!

 

Me, Erin, Tony (my defacto) and Claire (my lawyer’s brilliant assistant).

 

 

Thank you Matt for the great pictures and oh Boy what an unforgettable day it was!

 

Shortlink: http://workcovervictimsdiary.com/?p=6386

 

 

 

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Erin Brockovich’s surprise visit captured on video

Erin Brockovich surprises workcover victim at their home in Melbourne. As aired on Shine Lawyer’s Facebook page, “This very special client has been through a tough time and this was her reaction…”

Erin Brockovich’s surprise visit captured on video – WTF!

 

 

Oh my, I am rather embarrassed and that’s an understatement! Thanks God I did NOT FAINT and, although I was in so much shock that I did not even recogise Claire, my Lawyer’s assistant, at least I recognized Erin brockovich, as she has been my life long HERO!

Please hook up with Shine Lawyer’s Facebook  and stay tuned! Shine Lawyers have also published more video clips about Erin’s visit in Australia! Go check it out!

 

 

Shortlink: http://workcovervictimsdiary.com/?p=6165

 

 

 

You are a warrior says Erin Brockovich

I asked for her autograph only, but Erin Brockovich left me a wonderful and powerful note instead!

You are a warrior says Erin Brockovich

 

Needless to say that the note will be professionally framed, together with some awesome pictures of Erin, as it is my wish to hang it above my bed, so that I can read Erin Brockovich’s inspiring and powerful words every night before going to sleep and every morning before getting up… so that I keep KICKING BUTT!

It will become my mantra and I hope it will become YOURS as well 😉

Read more about Erin Brockovich’s phylosophy >>

 

Shortlink: http://workcovervictimsdiary.com/?p=6027

 

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Erin Brockovich visits Workcover Victim in Australia

Holy cow, yesterday, the real and famously known environmental crusader, Erin Brockovich, paid a surprise visit to the seriously injured (and opinionated) kick-starter of aworkcovervictimsdiary.com, here in Melbourne, Australia…who is still trying to recover from the shock of it! In fact Erin Brockovich rendered me speechless for 24 hours!

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Erin Brockovich

Hear, say or see the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough, stubborn, sexy, inspiration, confidence, HERO. Erin is all that and so much more!

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She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths”.

She thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell (as in scream out loud)!

She is a rebel. She is a fighter. She is a Warrior. She is a mother. She is a woman. She is drop dead gorgeous. Very down o earth and very easy to talk too. She oozes power and confidence. She is warm. She is funny, witty, and very smart. She loves parrots, dogs, expresso coffee and chocolate cake. She is also you and me. … And she has set me on FIRE.

erin-brockovich-workcovervictim2Holy sh*t, I am still in shock over Erin Brockovich’s surprise visit at home! In fact I was so shocked when she knocked on my door that I did not even recognise my lawyer’s assistant! I kept pinching myself and must have touched Erin about a hundred times (with permission) to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

Erin Brockovich was not only interested in my personal injury claim – a rather extraordinary story indeed – but she is also very much interested and impressed in the work I (and my partners in crime) have been doing with aworkcovervictimdsiary.com. (and in Bobby and Bindi, my eclectus parrots who adored her!).

Erin Brockovich’s message is clear and loud and that is that she is shocked that what I have experienced, (and still am experiencing) at the hands of my workcover insurance company. Erin and I (aworkcovervictimsdiary)  strongly believe that there is a systemic pattern of misconduct and abuse, which seems to be the “norm” here and that this is unacceptable.

Time to KICK BUTTS

Erin Brockovich believes and told me that it is high time for all injured workers to YELL out loud and to share their stories.

She says there is no need to be afraid and to fear workcover insurance companies and case managers. You are the power! And together we can make the insurance companies very afraid of us!

Erin Brockovich has asked me to contact ANYONE who will listen and tell them my and your documented stories.

The fact is that many, if not all workcover insurance companies and their case managers treat us like criminals and in erin-brockovich-workcovervictimsdiaryfact by doing so are negligent to the point of putting our very lives at risk. As is made very clear through our blog and its interaction with injured workers, the biggest issue is that YOU are not alone, which ultimately means that a pattern has been established by workcover insurance companies. In the interest of saving big money, insurance companies and their employees turn a blind eye to the treatment of injured people whose care is entrusted in them.

All the while many horrible case managers [and therefore workcover insurance companies] continue to do irreparable damage to you [the injured worker] with no regard for your safety, not to mention to the quality of your life.

To Erin Brockovich, the natural next step would be to file a class action lawsuit against what is a horrible, broken system.

Erin and I (workcovervictimsdiary.com) URGE you to share your stories and experiences! Many of you have suffered equal and possibly even worse atrocities at the hands of workcover insurance companies.

Please come forward, don’t be afraid, says Erin. You don’t have to name names, just share your experience. Aworkcovervictimsdiary will gather the evidence, ensure exposure and media coverage – the whole of Australia (and the world) needs to know what is REALLY going on here.

People who do BAD THINGS & THOSE THAT ENCOURAGE IT BY DOING NOTHING SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!!

ERIN-brockovich4We know the number of injured workers like you and me, who have been ill treated and abused are staggering, probably more staggering than we can possibly imagine, especially as the victims, like you and me-  are weak, sick, scared and have been bullied for God knows how long…. making YOU less likely to actually stand-up for YOURSELF.

If you have or haven’t yet seen Erin Brockovich watch it. If you have or haven’t seen WorkCover Victim watch it. This gutsy chick doesn’t apologize for who she is. She has always loved going head to head with the big boys and was never intimated by their bravado and bullsh*t. And Erin is very very CONTAGIOUS!

Power is in numbers, aworkcovervictimsdiary is now giving those of you, previously afraid to speak, a voice!!!

Rest assured Erin Brockovich will be watching what follows with great interest!!

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Please be brave, stand up and share your stories and experiences with us!

To Erin Brockovich:

You are the best thing that happened to me. You have no idea what you have done to me. Yesterday was the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. All I can say for now is that you have SET ME ON FIRE and that I am going to “KICK BUTT”!

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Erin’s visit was also published by Shine Lawyer’s on their blog. (no longer available) See our referring article: Erin Brockovich meets an inspiring client

About Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich’s official website

 

Shine Lawyers

Erin Brockovich is also the  face behind Shine Lawyers, famous for “standing up for the little guy”, now one of Australia’s largest plaintiff litigation firms with offices in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. Erin is Shine’s Strategic Consultant.

In fact, Shine Lawyers is a firm who shares Erin Brockovich’s passion for helping people to seek justice when they have been wronged. Erin works with them and she trusts them.

They have been fighting for Australians for over 30 years and stand up for people’s rights every day. They take this responsibility very seriously and every aspect of their firm is geared toward ensuring their clients have a positive experience and achieve the best possible outcome – in and out of the courtroom.

Update 20 April 2012

The COS Daily Magazine, a very popular Canadian Occupational Health and Safety on line Magazine published Erin Brockovich’s visit to WorkCover Victim on 20 April 2012 (21 April in AU).

A heartfelt thank you to The COS Daily!

 

Video clips, more pictures and media coverage will soon be released – stay tuned!

 

 

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Fighting workcover and with an unsupportive spouse – what to do?

Let’s face it, workcover victims often face – and fight- battles [and wars] on multiple fronts. You have to fight and battle with your workcover case manager and with your employer. Injured workers also need to fight with their own body to try and heal, they often need to fight with their doctors and go on a war path with so called independent medical examiners. Hell, you may even find yourself fighting with complete strangers who sadly believe you are just “milking the system”. At the end of all that fighting you’re just drained and the last thing you need is to fight and bicker with your own friends, family and spouse!

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