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First contact is always important. The insurer will probably know of you before you know of them. The way the system works is that your employer will generally inform their workers compensation insurer once you have given your employer the certificate of capacity. The insurer then has 72 hours to contact you. What you should[…]
How can I Choose a lawyer? There are many ways that you might choose a lawyer. You can choose a lawyer based on: Your union’s lawyer A suggestion from someone you know A listing in the phone book A search over the internet, or A local firm in your area. Despite any advice you may[…]
Getting ready to visit your doctor There are generally two ways someone injured at work will make first contact with their doctor. The first is through the emergency room department. This unfortunately happens if you are in need of immediate medical care after an accident. The second is if you are experiencing an ongoing pain[…]
A while ago we asked two of our member to have a yarn with each other about their experience and recorded them. This is what they talked about:
The Injured Workers Support Network Helpline and office are closed during December while the co-ordinator is taking a hard earned break. Our web page and new stories will continue though with three article series and a couple of individual stories. The series are: Talking to your doctor. (every Tuesday) Talking to your lawyer. (every Wednesday)[…]
Notice of December closure As is our custom the Co-ordinators holidays will start on December 1 this year. Due to his absence the Injured Workers Support Network Helpline will not be staffed during this month. We recommend contacting WIRO 13 94 76 for any urgent workers compensation related matters and contacting Lifeline 13 11 14[…]
It is our last day for 2016 but what have I learnt over the past year? This was inspired by a piece I wrote on my first anniversary back in July 2015 10 things I learnt The Workers Compensation System is getting harder not easier.A year ago I wrote that the problems with workers comp was a no brainer lesson, but[…]
Workers Compensation can be difficult at the best of times, but what if you don’t even know what system you can access? The following decision tree should be able to assist you. Remember, this is for information only and mistakes are possible. Check with your union or your HR if you are still not sure.
"Injured Workers Walking Together"
Established in 2011, the Injured Workers Support Network (IWSN) is an organisation whose prime purpose is to assist injured workers in meeting the adjustment needs, psychological issues and re-employment challenges during their injury or illness. The network is able to offer advice in gaining the services for which they are entitled. The network offers: Peer support – opportunity to meet other workers who face the same difficulties and challenges Information regarding the NSW workers compensation system An opportunity for guidance and support while dealing with their injury, illness or disability
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