Facts

  • Victorian injured workers' are treated far harsher by WorkCover Victoria and agents than any other State's treatment of injured workers
  • WorkCover Victoria refuses to fully reimburse injured workers' for medical bills they have paid
  • WorkCover Victoria, without medical evidence, is stopping medical services to injured workers
  • Victoria has more disputed claims than any other State of Australia
  • Victoria has the worst dispute resolution rate of any State
  • WorkCover Victoria claim that agent performance is improving. This flies in the face of the facts.
  • Whilst compensation claims in Victoria have reduced, rejected claims are higher than any other State of Australia
  • Return to work rates in Victoria have remained static, with only a hand full of employers who breach their obligations and fail to provide return to work, being prosecuted by WorkCover Victoria
  • Since December 2012, disputes regarding weekly payments and medical and like disputes have increased by 56.68%.
  • For the last ten (10) years Victoria's dispute rates have increased, with dramatic increases in disputes lodged since 2012
  • Complaints about agents by injured workers' are not being satisfactorily addressed by WorkCover Victoria, if addressed at all.
  • WorkCover Victoria, have over 10 billion dollars invested, but fail to ensure that bad agent behaviour is addressed
  • WorkCover Victoria is failing to ensure that injured workers receive benefits in a timely manner
  • Whilst WorkCover Victoria is the regulator who is supposed to ensure that workers' rights are protected, they regularly make decisions the cease entitlements payable to workers' without just cause.
  • 97% of injured workers' who dispute decisions made by WorkCover in the court to stop weekly payments and/or medical expenses see outcomes favourable to the worker.
  • WorkCover Victoria lose over 97% of statutory benefits claims! Normally settling on the steps of the court in favour of the worker
  • WorkCover Victoria force workers to the court, reversing the onus of proof by unfairly stopping or rejecting benefits to workers without any evidence that would substantiate their decision
  • WorkCover Victoria allows agents to make bad decisions that cause both mental and financial harm to injured workers
 

Fiction

  • WorkCover Victoria claim that agent performance is improving...
  • WorkCover Victoria claim that they enforce workers' rights…
  • WorkCover Victoria claim they support & help injured workers' return to work…
  • WorkCover Victoria claim Victoria has the best system in Australia…