How can there be no simpler way to support an injured worker while they are attempting to return to work? It's disgraceful that any professional could see this process as an acceptable method for help. Of course I'm left to wonder if they're stupidity is indeed blinding them as Franz Kafka suggests.
"Listen to the stories of those people whose lives have been affected, whose houses have been lost... who have been arguing for years—eight to 10 years, for some people—for some sense of justice."
From where I’m standing, you could never believe our Government has set up a system to support injured workers. This very system that was established (apparently) for the injured worker is very well calculated and excruciating to navigate and whilst [...]
Crap happens in life but it’s how you’re treated when the crap happens that makes a difference and helps you manage as best you can. I’m not talking about chronic pain in this post but rather my treatment by the [...]
A never-ending feast in fact (if such food takes your fancy)! It is the eve of my appointment at the Medical Panels. Tomorrow I will see the 12th lot of medical practitioners and the 8th lot of psychiatrists that I’ve had [...]
Worksafe’s Mission is: 'Actively working with the community to deliver outstanding workplace safety and return to work, together with insurance protection.' When speaking with a WorkSafe employee today it was made quite clear to me that Soula’s insurer is doing [...]
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’ compensation system has dished out to me – a [...]
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 Victoria to call their Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s role, [...]
Big day for me today. Thank you to the Victorian Ombudsman and to all the injured workers who spoke up. ...Sadly too late - won't bring our beautiful home and life back. Act 3: Home lost to these vile insurer [...]
I woke up crying last night. I hardly ever cry. My boiling point hits when I’m feeling that I’m in a situation where I see no hope in sight and that I’m being treated unfairly and disrespectfully. My boiling points [...]