Loss and tragedy, including having your life turned upside down through a severe and debilitating work injury are never welcome happenings, but according to positive psychology—the study of all the things that make life worth living, and quite a few seriously injured folks we know, something “good” may come of it in time. Most people, [...]
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Further to our popular “stress claims” topic, and the highlighted, very stressful uphill battle for most psychologically injured workers face in having to prove their injury was caused at work and that “reasonable action was taken in an unreasonable manner or unreasonable action taken in a reasonable manner”, which obviously will be fought tooth and [...]
Further to some to some interesting and intense commentary regarding injured worker “A” who experienced bullying and sexual harassment in her workplace and has been offered a “deal” consisting of three months salary and a quick and presumably very quiet separation, we looked a little deeper into the pro’s and con’s of going down the [...]
Evidence suggests that injured workers who receive compensation have poorer outcomes than people with similar injuries who don’t receive compensation. However, we would like to rephrase that to: “evidence suggests that injured workers who are on the workcover system have poorer health outcomes, and suffer from major workcover inflicted illnesses (which we like to call workcoveritis) [...]
Many workcover recipients (or people who want workcover money peanuts) struggle under a variety of painful and generally destructive delusions. Let’s dig into some of those a little deeper, rip them apart, and talk about how you can approach your struggles a tad more productively. Delusion #1. Believing that your workcover “benefits” will “fix” everything [...]
This interesting legal case (NSW 2010) shows how employers and- of course- workcover insurers will go to great length to try to dispute claims for psychological injury based upon a broad interpretation of the ‘misperception‘ argument, especially in circumstances where the worker’s injury was caused by a reaction to seemingly harmless events at work or [...]
Most injured workers call workcover a “mental health hazard” and, like us, would love nothing more than the government to order a public inquiry. Workcover’s mental health hazard say injured workers Just about all injured workers who contact and interact with us, share their stories with us, or frequent our forum say they feel beaten [...]
Fact: the vast majority of troublesome injured workers’ issues (including troublesome injured numbers) are related to the fact that injured workers ARE treated only like numbers, and not as human beings. There is a failure in the workcover system to deal with the underlying mental health of the injured worker – and this has really [...]
The harsh reality few understand -and even fewer are willingly to express openly- is that when an injured worker is on the “system”, they start to lose control, and lack of control can often lead to desperation – and a desperate injured worker, “fed up” with the workcover system act out in different ways. Many [...]
Well, hum, we have all heard about this studied “phenomenon”: when an injured worker is being (or will be) financially compensated (weekly pay, lumpsum, common law compensation etc) for their injury/illness, they are less likely to have a good recovery, especially after surgery. Over the years I have often wondered whether there is any merit [...]
This paper entitled “Malingerers or Maligned: Violent Workplace Crime, Psychological Injury and Workers’ Compensation“, authored by Paul Marks (2002) examines the institutional response to increasing numbers of claims for stress-related injury in the workplace. All workers who make claims for stress-related injury are viewed as a homogonous group despite striking variations in aetiology. Despite the [...]
A couple of days ago, our co-warrior Trinny send us an interesting link, featuring the OZloop creatives with a most satirical look at the [psych] labelling of public servants. Nothing like holding up the mirror to these flawed practices! Craziness of psychiatric IME assessments Poetic Pathologising Psychiatrists – by Ozloop Mirror mirror on [...]
“I was once told that I was stupid and useless. It took me years to overcome that one sentence because, tragically, I believed it. However, I have since learned that it had more to do with the person who spoke those words than it had to do with me….” During my recent travel overseas, I [...]
We’re not sure if you are aware that in most states (i.e. NSW, VIC) a lumpsum compensation is NOT payable for any secondary psychological injuries sustained as a direct result from your workplace accident/injury. A lumpsum payment is only given for primary psychological injuries suffered, and in most states this primary injury has to be [...]
Social Club for Victorian injured workers (SIC) The Social Club for Victorian Injured Workers (SIC) is a real-life social club for injured workers kick-started by aworkcovervictimsdiary in November 2012 whose prime purpose is to assist injured workers in meeting some of the social, adjustment needs, psychological issues and challenges during their injury or illness. The [...]
Putting allegations of nepotism aside, major depression and stress do have a detrimental impact on a person’s ability to function and recover from injuries. We hope the QLD Government take these facts into account when they consider making changes to their workers compensation scheme. Mother and son, in this case, both seem to be suffering [...]
- workcovervictim3: @Poppy - could you please let us know in what stat...
- R: hi Poppy, I completely understand how you are feel...
- Poppy: Hi... I am about to have my payments stopped becau...
- Xchangingvictim: @Pauline you know that there are NO honest profess...
- ithurts: The hits just keep on coming!...
- Pauline Pope: Whichever way you cut it, the Workover law works t...
- workcovervictim: There is also quite a bit of useful information ab...
- Carol M: Yes @ WCV you are correct. From my understanding I...
- Nemesia: Hi Kat, I’m sorry to hear about your experien...
- JO: If you are hurt at Work; Do not submit to an inter...
- workcovervictim3: Funny you mention Dr T - he is well known to some ...
- Pauline Pope: Thanks Will. I did a load of reading about PTSD wh...
- JO: When I saw an Insurance Company IME years ago for ...
- pugsley: Wow, that totally explains the nacissitic manager ...
- workcovervictim: @Carol M - thank you so so much for this invaluabl...
- NSW Court rules workcover amendments affecting lumpsums do not apply retrospectively April 29, 2013
- WorkCover NSW average premiums cut by 7.5 per cent May 9, 2013
- Workcover case managers listen to background noise when phoning injured workers – WTF May 8, 2013
- Faulty assumptions only adds insult to injured workers May 7, 2013
- Deed of release often used in settling workcover cases- what are they? April 29, 2013
- Government plan to make Comcare best practice model May 3, 2013
- Barry’s reform adds insult to the injured April 24, 2013
- Assault on injured workers – more evidence and concern S.I.A May 5, 2013
- Vic Premier Naphtine called building workers safety march a disgrace May 1, 2013
- Workcover compensation schemes impede recovery from injury April 28, 2013
- Recoveries of money under workcover April 27, 2013
- Employers incl RTW Coordinators are not allowed to attend doctors appointments April 26, 2013
- Is there such a thing as post traumatic growth? April 22, 2013
- Judge criticises law firm about rejection of more generous settlement offer April 30, 2013
- International Day of Mourning: remembering those injured workers who have died April 25, 2013
- When can weekly payments in Victoria be terminated May 21, 2013
- How are damages calculated May 20, 2013
- How to spot chronic workplace bullies May 20, 2013
- Common law damages claim and duty of care of the employer May 19, 2013
- Federal Court ruled AAT required to explain why it preferred the IME’s evidence May 18, 2013
- Medical Panels must provide clear reasons – Supreme Court Vic May 17, 2013
- Workcover Certificates: Doctors must ensure they’re carefully worded May 17, 2013
- Injured worker denied recommended back surgery and at wit’s end May 16, 2013
- Change WorkCover. Give injured workers a fair go – Petition May 15, 2013
- Injured worker’s weekly pay cut off based on biased pain doctor’s report May 14, 2013
- Injured worker collapsed after “performance management” meeting – horror story May 14, 2013
- What if an injured worker resigns in the heat of the moment? May 13, 2013
- Workcover stress claims and reasonable administrative action May 13, 2013
- New proposed anti-bullying laws: changes to FairWork Act May 12, 2013
- No need for pain medication – workers compensation denied! May 12, 2013
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