I would like to thank you for what you are doing - you probably have no idea how many people you help. For me it was great to know I was not alone - it has given me a lot of strength...
From the perspective of someone in NSW, the ability to obtain useful and relevant information about Workers Compensation Legislation, decisions and developments, is very limited.
AWV provides insight into insurer tactics. It has helped guide me on issues of social media and surveillance. It has assisted in understanding new developments since 2012.
It has shared real stories. Real heartache. It enables me to guard against what is to come as well as to prepare.
This site is enabling and empowering. Those who criticize are free to go elsewhere and please themselves.
Any injured worker enduring IMEs know that some IME doctors can be disrespectful and even disdainful. Some IME doctors belittle injured workers through dismissive body language or negative comments. The reason for these nasty comments and taunting behaviours is to actually unsettle the injured worker. Injured workers are already often feeling invalidated, so after an adverse comment or behaviour from an IME doctor, the injured worker may try to over-explain or unconsciously exaggerate what s/he can no longer do in trying to convince the IME doctor of the legitimacy of his/her case. The IME doctor can then latch on onto these alleged exaggerations and show that the injured worker is lying about the extend of his/her injury.
WorkCover insurance companies have been intentionally ruining peoples lives to protect the almighty dollar. Why? We let them do it to us without saying a word! Why is this site so important?
Someday you or a loved one may be face to face with the WorkCover system and their Illegal activities, knowledge is your best defence. This site will help you navigate through the murky waters of the workers compensation system, and whilst my experience with workcover occurred in Victoria (Australia), I sincerely believe that it crosses all states and even borders with respect to the insane challenges and nightmares that a workplace injury can create