The five best pieces of advice I have ever heard for Injured Workers.

Over three years I have heard (and said) nearly every piece of advice for injured workers from nearly every source. Here are the top five. Keep a diary, keep a record.  From the very beginning injured workers receive a large number of documents, letters and phone calls. No one else will be remembering what they[…]

The Cycle of Despair. A way of understanding what happens.

Cycle-of-despair-caused-by-an-adversarial-system John McPhilbin, a previous Coordinator at the Injured Workers Support Network spent some time on trying to describe the issues faced by injured workers in the workers compensation system. He came up with the Cycle of Despair a visual map of the emotional rigmarole injured workers go through once they enter the system. And[…]

When Workers Compensation collides with Work Health and Safety.

Education note to Union Organisers. When Workers Compensation collides with Work Health and Safety. The Injured Workers Support Network Helpline is not just there for your members but for you as well. If you have a question about workers compensation you are more than welcome to contact our helpline or send us an email with[…]

Five years on and our Anger hasn’t changed.

Our first ever web post in 2012 is just as relevant today. The names may have changed but the problems and the concerns are still there with old and newly injured workers. OUTRAGED INJURED WORKERS Published 19/04/2012Injured and ill workers last night voiced their concerns on Premier O’Farrell’s recent announcement to “reform” the workers compensation system in NSW. The[…]