Rosemary McKenzie Ferguson, Australian Injured Worker and founder of Craig’s Table takes top 2021 Comp Laude® Award

By |2021-11-13T11:21:40+11:00November 13th, 2021|system, Work / System, Workcover|

Virtual Ceremony Reveals 2021 Comp Laude® Award Winners My beautiful friend Rosemary McKenzie Ferguson, so deserving of your tireless efforts for Australian Injured Workers. The sky is the limit now! Australia, might [...]

NSW insurer icare apologises for underpaying injured workers $38 million

By |2021-11-13T11:46:53+11:00November 13th, 2021|My rants, system, Work / System, Workcover|

With two damning reports by the Victorian Ombudsman, WorkSafe Victoria and their greedy Insurer mates still find a way to avoid liability for their crimes – yes, crimes! I'm owed at least a few years of my wages while fighting the system – and the rest! Having to sell my home and use it as equity to start a new life due to the lack of support and unethical actions by WorkSafe and thei Insurers. The Victorian Government also escapes liability by allowing WorkSafe and their insurers to act unethically and by assigning an organisation to pretty much legislate itself. I was truly ecstatic to read this article and can imagine the relief of NSW injured workers to finally be able to move past the devastating treatment, trauma and hardship behind them... hopefully! This type of unjust treatment leaves a lot more damage than the injuries we endure at work. Unacknowledged as if we were a third world country. Shameful of Australia... except for NSW! (NSW insurer icare apologises for underpaying injured workers $38 million by Danuta Kozaki Posted 

The chief executive of the New South Wales government's troubled insurer, icare, has apologised for underpaying tens of thousands of injured workers to the tune of millions of dollars.

Key points:

  • A total of 53,000 injured workers in NSW were underpaid.
  • icare will repay $38 million to those affected
  • The chief executive of icare has apologised for the errors

Workers And Families To Have Their Say On Safety

By |2020-10-31T14:34:32+11:00October 31st, 2020|system, Work / System, Workcover|

Any effort to help injured workers and rectify the workers' compensation system is going to meet me with a very stern look of doubt on my face. It's also going to take a great deal of change for me to believe that any Governing body is keen to take action and that they will be able to follow through. It's going to take a great deal of change and support and sadly it won't make up for the trauma and loss suffered in the past. Is it possible that a Government group can swing all the bad it's done (and doing) and transform into a truly supportive system? Can Victorian workers and employers feel confident that if in the case of a work accident, a system that supports injured workers and employers will exist? And where possible will this system be able to find a way to return workers to some form of work? To me, it seems that to land another man on the moon is going to be far more possible.

Four Corners Examines Insurers Contracted to run Australia’s Largest Workers Compensation Schemes

By |2020-07-31T11:28:09+10:00July 26th, 2020|News, system, Work / System, Workcover|

Four Corners Be sure to watch and share the program. (Excerpt from www.abc.net.au Posted Thu 23 Jul 2020, 6:06pm) “Immoral and unethical”: The financial scandal and human cost of Australia’s failing workers [...]

It’s Official! It’s ok to Treat Injured Workers Immorally and Unethically

By |2019-12-09T10:15:56+11:00December 7th, 2019|My rants, system, Work / System, Workcover|

No one within the system has fear of prosecution - not even a fear of a single penalty! No one within the system has been or will be called to explain their actions and held to account. This makes my blood boil! I haven't even heard the support will be returned to workers who were delivered unfair decisions and had to walk away from their support. But I want my money back! Where are my years of wages after having a decision overturned unfairly at the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS) by the Agent? And the rest...?

Insurer Request: Your Full Clinical File Please!

By |2019-06-30T14:27:05+10:00June 30th, 2019|My rants, system, Work / System, Workcover|

If you dress well - this system assumes you couldn't possibly have a health issue. If you speak well, there's no way you have suffered trauma. If you manage to stay alive through your darkest moments, they assume you can forfeit your compensation. When you are honest and remain transparent, they only abuse your information.

What it means to be believed

By |2017-12-11T09:18:41+11:00January 25th, 2017|My rants, system, work, Work / System, Workcover|

It means I rose above the monsters and didn't let them defeat me. They didn't get to keep something that belonged to me. Sadly they did destroy Theo's and my most valuable belonging - our home. I'll be adding to this post as the insurer responds to the Medical Panel Opinion which finally arrived and states:

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