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Settlement of a workcover claim can liberate the injured worker

While any workcover settlement (or closure of claim) does NOT take an injured worker’s pain and/or disability away; once the injured worker feels that s/he is no longer imprisoned and under constant scrutiny by the work-over system, there is then room for “living”. There is nothing like experiencing freedom from being surveilled, judged, made accountable, having to comply with directives from insurance vultures and…from being treated like vermin.

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IME doctors in the firing line because of Diary of a Workcover Victim

Thanks to “R”, it has come to or attention that Dr Michael Epstein recently wrote on his website that IME doctors are basically very much in the firing line (being complained about), because injured workers have ready access to a number of blogs , for example ‘aworkcovervictimsdiary‘ and the injured workers support network that feed into (injured) workers’ hostility towards the WorkCover system and those who work in it.”

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Challenges seriously injured workers face – part 3: loss of self esteem

Every injured worker is unique, however we (workers) define a majority of ourselves by the work we do. Some of us have worked very hard and long to obtain our job status and our personal investment in our work can be enormous. For this reason alone, “career” people have— probably— the worst time when they become seriously injured and disabled. For those who made massive efforts to climb the “career ladder” only to lose what they accomplished due to injury/illness can be shattering.

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Challenges injured workers face – Part 2: relationships

As posted in Part 1 of challenges injured workers face,  there are many similar challenges the (fairly) newly seriously injured or disabled worker must face regardless of the nature of their specific disability. One of the common issues faced by newly seriously injured and/or disabled workers is boredom, another one is relationship issues with others.

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Challenges seriously injured workers face – part 1: boredom

Whilst every individual’s injury and/or disability is very personal to them, there are many similar challenges the (fairly) newly seriously injured or disabled worker must face regardless of the nature of their specific disability. One of the common issues faced by newly seriously injured and/or disabled workers is boredom, monotony, sameness or tedium…

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The most important thing in your workcover case is your health

Many injured workers we interact with want to know what their workcover case is worth. Perhaps not in the beginning of their workcover claim, but it is quite natural for (more seriously) injured workers to think about that and it almost always comes up. However, this is not the most important thing to think about. It is your health you should think about and foremost.
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