I'm still fighting for reimbursement of my peripheral and sacral stimulation implants. Insurer X (let's call them that but really what I call them is irrelevant - they're all the same!) are investigating valid reasons to support my treatments (or [...]
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:
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.
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 [...]
(By Rosemary McKenzie-Ferguson) Bags of Love Op Shop will open on the 31st July 2015 It has taken a lot longer than any of us at the Centre would have liked- however after many tears and a lot of frustration [...]
Interactions Between Injured Workers and Insurers in Workers’ Compensation Systems: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research Literature.
Most research on the effects of compensation has concentrated on examining outcomes rather than considering the compensation process itself... The majority of interactions were negative and resulted in considerable psychosocial consequences for injured workers
21st May, WorkSafe’s Andrew calls My long wait was over, or so I thought, when on 21st May I received a call from a Service Review Analyst working with WorkSafe’s Capability & Service Division. Yes, it did seem that they [...]
I declared I had a capacity in 2013 after being indefinitely written off for life by the Medical Panels (a Federal decision) in 2009. In what should be a most positive experience I have not received one cent from my WorkSafe Agent since January 2013 when I first declared I was attempting 9 hours a week. It's so difficult for me to work, I'm completely reliant on Theo but my moral ethics will not let me rest, never-failing to notifying me daily that I am able to contribute to our business and in doing so and remaining honest, this will bring a positive outcome. I've had no one within the system guide me or offer help during this process. The system's drive seems purely for the WorkSafe Agent to make any process as difficult and stressful for the injured worker so that they give up their rightful compensation or worse still, change their ethics making them so fearful that they never attempt work again. I have never, in the whole 7 years of being exposed to this system, felt I could trust anyone, felt supported, given hope, treated with respect. I have not felt any kind of care but rather I'm left to feel and be treated guilty of my crime - a workplace accident. I won't accept this treatment, I won't accept this poor income protection WorkSafe calls 'quality income protection', and it's lucky for me I have help to battle and savings to live off (which are rapidly diminishing mind you). Not being intimidated, fearful, or swallowed up by this system and its primitive ways is the reason I found my diagnosis and got myself back to work! It's the reason why a Medical Panels, for the first time, has acknowledged someone with Pudendal Neuralgia (even though they can't verify it!!), and it's the reason why, I'll get my entitlements too!...