My life as it is within Workers’ Compensation – it’s a dog’s breakfast

By |2017-12-11T09:18:42+11:00October 28th, 2016|My rants, Support, system, work, Work / System, Workcover|

In my current state of bewilderment, this may be the best way I can describe my life as it is today. I shouldn’t bag a dog’s breakfast, as unlike that which the workers’ [...]

My workers compensation battle is turning into a WorkSafe carnivale

By |2017-12-11T09:18:42+11:00September 28th, 2016|My rants, system, Work / System, Workcover|

It’s been a huge few weeks for WorkSafe and injured workers in Victoria. I’ve always encouraged anyone who contacted me with their frustrations and horrid experiences of being an injured worker in [...]

Yet Another Comedy of Errors: Act III, the Outcome

By |2017-12-11T16:13:59+11:00August 4th, 2014|My rants, Work / System, Workcover|

But we are grateful to the Conciliator and to WorkCover Assist who helped me to show that through Theo’s and my own initiative I have created my work position. Had we not done this I would have remained in receipt of full compensation payments and Theo could have found a job. Theo was allowed to explain the printmaking process to the VWA-appointed Agent (K) and to point out that it was impossible for me to undertake this task without significant assistance, as was the case for the creation of my book and for my daily work and living. However, their support, although most welcome, failed to make any impression on K or his successor, X. The roles of the Conciliator and WorkCover Assist in this comedy have been reduced to the pointless exercise of pushing pieces of paper around.

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