Doing my bit again for injured workers and hoping that sharing my story will bring positive change to the primitive Workers Compensation system in Australia.
My specific rants are;
- the inadequate methods of assessment for pain impairment within the system,
- the out of date Accident Compensation Act 1985 and limiting AMA Guidelines also used for assessment,
- the ‘Independent’ Medical Examinations (which are certainly not independent), and
- the putrid investigation methods, (actually I could go on)…
Basically the whole system needs an update, this is not quality insurance or appropriate and respectful treatment for any person living in Australia, or anywhere else for that matter.
It’s time to speak up wherever and however you are involved with this system and contact The Scheme Project to contribute your experience.