soula in Work & The System on April 10, 2012
What would injured Australian workers do without the wonderful WorkCoverVictim’sDiary website, who alerted me to the Case Management Society of Australia(amongst some other goodies like ‘the Deed’ between WorkCover and all the Suppliers of delivery of the System!!! and The Ombudsman’s report that shows the many breaches… hello, hello!)… One ‘ethical’ point:
- The Case Manager will consider the best interests of the client as paramount at all times
In this point, is the ‘client’ the injured worker or WorkSafe? From my experience, it’s clearly WorkSafe and when it comes to this ethical standard, my case managers are right on the money! No treatment for me, more dollars for WorkSafe…
soula in Work & The System on March 23, 2012
It’s starting to happen, there’s a little stir… injured workers are speaking up. And they’re getting noticed. Thank you to the brilliant WorkCoverVictim (and my cyber friend – well how else to injured workers meet!?), and your team for supporting injured workers through your brilliant website. You deserve your visit from THE Erin Brockovich… Erin Brockovich, you revived some injured workers today. THANK YOU.
soula in Work & The System on February 28, 2012
The WorkSafe surplus is under threat from the Victorian Government. Premier Ted Baillieu wants to rip out $471.5 million over four years from the WorkCover Authority, known as WorkSafe, so he can balance the State Budget… Maurice Blackburn has been looking out for the best interests of injured workers for more than 90 years. We’ve started this petition to send a strong message to the Victorian Government: don’t raid the WorkSafe surplus…
I signed it:
“I can’t believe Ted Baillieu found one more way to make the system worse than it already is! How about ‘ripping’ out shonky investigations and shonky Independent Medical Examiners, you’d gain more than 471.5 million!“
Talk to your phone and your computer responds with commands (comma), better still, it types for you (exclamation mark exclamation mark)!!
soula in Work & The System on February 9, 2012
A Diary of a WorkCover Victim- kick-started by “Workcovervictim”- has been designed and developed by a bunch of seriously injured workcover victims (and their families) who have-unfortunately- been dealing with workcover for too many years…
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, My pain
, Work & The System on January 21, 2012
What does it mean? From what I’ve gathered it basically means big general pain bucket and, its time to update the Wrongs Act 1958. And I’m stating very obvious information here because our Government has missed a very small detail… its 2012!!! …Hello, anyone out there? If you are, it’s time to update the Wrongs Act of 1958. Injured workers have injuries that can be addressed more appropriately, giving them a greater chance of getting back to work and lessening instances of permanent damage if the practitioners in the system can identify and use current information. (Or are you waiting for the 50 year anniversary?!!!)
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, Work & The System on December 20, 2011
Quite a pile hey? I’m impressed myself, it’s alot of documentation! In actual fact my husband has to pull these out when we need some ‘reference’ because they’re so heavy. And there’s so much more correspondence that I’ve received via email too, haven’t printed that off! One day I’m going to make a great, big collage out of this pile (Eureka!). Thought about the bonfire but doesn’t work in this case. It’s something that needs to be seen to be believed. To be honest I look at it and admire my survival tactics.
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, Work & The System on December 12, 2011
…And, they keep insisting that there are many Australian workers that want to be ‘on the system’, or as put especially for me, ‘how many Australian’s want to shut their businesses down and live off the Government’s money’.
I wonder where this comes from, are the WorkSafe agent employees trained to think that anyone on their payroll is dodgy? It certainly might explain why no one is compassionate, no one is empathetic, no one seems to understand, no one can answer a question appropriately, no one can make things happen for you, no one is interested (staff are here today gone tomorrow), all you get is lies, lies, lies or no answer, irrelevant treatment and judgement.
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, Work & The System on December 11, 2011
As this matter is currently going through the dispute resolution process provided by the Act, it would be inappropriate for me to comment on the specifics of your claim. Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention and I hope this information clarifies the matter for you.”