September 18, 2014

Around Australia

In Victoria:

Injured Workers Support Network Victoria.

Our fellow organisation in Victoria.

 

http://www.weareohs.org.au/iwsn

The Injured Workers Group of Victoria

This group is run for and by injured workers.

This group holds regular meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:30 (except January)

These meetings are held at the Trades Hall Building, Corner of Lygon St and Victoria St Carlton South.

They also provide advice through their email.

E: info@iwgvic.org

P: (03) 94607592.

W: www.iwgvic.org

Union assist

Is available to union members. They provide expert advice to help you with your WorkCover disputes at the conciliation stage and advice in any WorkCover issues that may arise

E: info@unionassist.org.au

P: (03) 9639 6144

W: www.unionassist.org.au

 

In Tasmania:

Worker Assist

Works for injured workers as they go through the Tasmanian Workers Compensation system. They provide assistance and advice with lodgements, claims and the return to work process.

E: workerassist@workerassist.org.au

P: 1300 027 747

W: www.workerassist.org.au

 

In South Australia:

Work Injured Resource Connection

Provide referrals and information as well as some practical assistance to injured workers in South Australia.

E: reception@wirc.net.au

P: (08) 8255 9138

W: www.wirc.net.au

 

In Queensland:

The Workers’ Compensation Information Service

Assists Queensland workers under stand their rights and entitlements under the workers’ compensation scheme in Queensland.

P: 1800 102 166

W: www.qcu.asn.au

 

In the ACT:

Get in touch with your Union or ACT Workcover

-information being fact checked.

 

In Western Australia:

Injured Persons Action and Support Association of WA Inc

Mission: To provide support and information to injured persons in Western Australia

P: (08) 9325 5599

In the Northern Territory:

Get in touch with your Union or WorkSave NT

-Information being fact checked.

 

In General:

A Workcover Victims Diary

Founded in 2011 by seriously injured WorkcoverVictim, we are a group of workers (and healthy family members and friends) who are or have been (seriously) injured or made sick on the job. We have first hand, vast, experience with primarily the Victorian workcover system and strongly believe that it -like most other states’ workers’ compensation schemes- needs improvement! We are a free, fully independent [¹] and rather popular ‘injured worker community”, which has been active in ‘working’ for any positive changes that help injured workers of all walks of life. (Based in Victoria)

Insult and Injury

Dr Peter Sherman works in the field and has a very astute and professional view of the problems with the Workers Compensation System around Australia (based in Tasmania)

 

  • Stuart

    Having been on W/C for three years four months for two collapsed disc’s in the neck, why does my companies insurer need to send me to psychiatrist when pain management both mine and the insurer and two surgeons insist I need surgery.? . Thank you

  • Debbie

    Hi currently I am in the process of a workers compensation claim for a torn disc in my back at L4 L5. I have worked in government for 10 years, including the last two years whilst on workers comp.. I am wanting to begin a support group of here in the Northern Territory to help each other get through the bullying & games government play with employees & workers in the private sector up here.. They seem to have the rule over us people here in the NT..

  • Dave Kearney

    Hi,
    Yes the workcover, area is a minefield. Basically, I had all my fun with the queensland branch/lawyers/unions/employer/safety queensland/FWA-omsbudsman, for about six months last year….really I have finished my efforts in trying to bring fairness to not just myself, but all workers……hope they haven’t have go through the bull**** that I did. Maybe some time I might inform the queensland branch of your organisation about this…but not today.

    I’m here because I am trying to help a co-worker, whom was badly injured at work…in south australia…Im in queensland(he use to work with me here in qld) and there are alot of aspects to his case. He is orginally from africa, his english is good, but his accent, makes it very difficult for people to understand him, so I am offering to be the intermediary, as I have helped my friend now, for a number of months, but at a distance….Brisbane to Adelaide…via phone/email.
    I know all aspects of his case, and can get my friend to elaborate more, later, but it would be best if I start with you people.
    Please let me know what you want…..a verbal or email, to explain his case
    Dave K

    • Rowan

      The IWSN is NSW based. In South Australia there is the Work Injured Resource Connection which provides referrals and information as well as some practical assistance to injured workers in South Australia.
      E: reception@wirc.net.au
      P: (08) 8255 9138
      W: http://www.wirc.net.au