In a perfect world, workcover insurers (and their case managers) would exist to help you recover, and to accurately assess and pay damages and costs after a workplace injury. But the truth is, workcover case managers work for the insurance companies they represent, and as a result, they are often more interested in protecting said insurance companies than protecting your best interests, including your recovery. The following Guest post highlights again some common dirty tricks insurance companies use to try to get out of paying for your claim.
Avoiding Reimbursement Scam
So you book and pay for a Taxi/ Accommodation/something similar
Your lovely SCM sends you back your reimbursement payments only to find yourself “paid less” AGAIN. It exceeds the recommended amount. WTF. But nobody tells you the recommended amounts.
This has happened so many times and it totally gives me the Sh*ts!
Just a helpful site for calculating weekly payment cut off dates in Victoria etc.
The following “Guest Post” submitted by “Mad Chef” highlights that Independent medical exams (IMEs) are among the most disputed components of our troubled workcover system, and offers some tips on how to challenge an IME/insurer’s decision (in VIC).
The following Guest Post, submitted by ‘Mad Chef’ highlights that criminals get better (medical and like) treatment than injured workers…and that injured workers would actually be better off in prison.
The following post regarding a lengthily and ongoing Pre-Injury Average Weekly Earnings (PIAWE) dispute and question(s) in Victoria was submitted via our “Guest Post” section by “Mad Chef”.
The following post was submitted by “Mad Chef” and provides very useful information on how to quickly obtain copies of your medical reports held by your workcover insurer.
The following article was submitted as a Guest Post by injured worker “Stephanie”, who (too) has been on a walk through the workers comp back streets and who (too) has witnessed first hand the ‘crimes’ perpetrated by insurance companies….
The following story, about a ‘bad’ and/or ‘questionable’ experience with an IME Orthopedic Surgeon in Castle Hill (NSW) was submitted back in December 2014 as a “Guest Post“. We weren’t quite sure whether to publish it or not. In the context of the current “IME” theme, we have decided to publish this story, however we have censored the IME’s name, which was put into the title (heading) of the originally submitted “Guest Post”.
The following article was submitted by “Bullied” as a Guest Post. The article focuses on a shocking, disgraceful, totally unconscionable recent legal case (NSW) that basically highlights everything that is wrong with the workers compensation system, including the insurer and the IME. The Judge in this case directed that the independent medical examiner (IME Dr Casikar) AND the workcover insurer (Allianz) both be investigated for their disgraceful and seriously alarming [mis]conduct!