Injured Workers & Injured Workers Advocates Demand Justice
This may not be the best way to start a united voice among injured workers but it is a start.This letter, drafted by injured workers advocates, can be signed, emailed, posted or tweeted by you, your family, friends, medical personal, politicians and employers who have knowledge of the mistreatment of injured workers, by the corrupt practices of Workers Compensation insurances across Australia.
When complete, take this and present it to case managers, doctors, politicians etc. along with your personal information.
By presenting this, to every person you are required to deal with, you create an ever growing voice, which will not be able to be ignored, by the people, who can make the changes to protect all injured workers.
We are Australians. We are injured workers.
Before our injuries we were considered honest, hard working, taxpaying citizens. We have / or want families who can depend on us to provide the basics required to make life good.
We have enjoyed/or want to enjoy the perks in which hard work and employment can provide. The ability to earn an income is the only way to make these perks available.
We all have one thing in common. We have been devastated financially and physically/or mentally by the corrupt practices and mandates of Workers Compensation insurances across Australia. (This has been too often taken to the ultimate in despair, suicide.)
Our own elected politicians who, if they acknowledge these injustices, would have to admit collusion, which could involve human rights violations, have also ignored us. This is a well-known problem, which has been studied over and over. Every type of excuse has been given for not doing anything. The main reason for not correcting the known atrocities is the cost (premiums, bribes, votes). It is easier to allow the devastation of injured workers to continue, than to do what is morally required.
Criminals are given more respect than injured workers. They do not have to worry about things as basic as food and education. They have access to basic needs like dental and eye glasses, and even surgery. They also have access to lawyers and bring forward costly and frivolous lawsuits. Our only crime is being injured while trying to make a living. We do not have affordable access to these most basic of human rights!
We are forced to depend on family, welfare and food banks to exist. The workcover organisations and insurance companies have shuffled their responsibilities onto the taxpayer and medicare.
We believe that this mistreatment of an entire section of society must end. We must make the politicians take a stand and end the vile, corrupt treatment of injured workers by Workers Compensation organisations/insurance companies.
Simple Questions to ask yourself and others
Would you or any of your friends become a liar and /or a cheat should you become injured while at work?
If you answered no would you like to be accused of being that type of person?
If you had options to do otherwise, would you want to lose everything you had gained, previous to your injury?
If you had options to do otherwise, would you put financial and extra workload stress on your wife and family?
Would you feel good about going to friends, family, taxpayers etc. in order to provide food and money in order to just exist?
After being diagnosed by your doctor and specialists, would you like to have these diagnosis be ignored and replaced by those who may or may not be a medical doctor and has never physically seen you?
If you belonged to a group, which is thousands strong, and all across Australia, would you like to be ignored by or sent in circles by the people you elected to serve you?
Would you risk mental breakdown, financial ruin, and in to many cases suicide. This for the “remote chance” of receiving, a small inadequate pension?
Neither would “WE” if we had a choice!
We the following demand the changes necessary to protect injured workers from the corrupt practices of Workers Compensation.
Please join aworkcovervictimsdiary in its crusade to start a united voice among injured workers!