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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.
The second Baird trap comes crashing down onto 5000 injured workers and their families
The NSW Government has launched the icare Foundation, a new initiative that will partner with a range of third party organisations to improve the well-being of people injured at work or on the road and better prevent workplace injuries through $100 million in targeted investment over the next five years. The Foundation will focus on[…]
10 key stats about Workers Compensation: 77% the percentage an average injured worker pays out of the total cost of recovering from a work place injury. When all the costs of medical care, lost work time, home and work adjustments are considered as one, injured workers bear two thirds of the cost of their recovery.Only[…]
The IWSN has one overall goal: changing the way injured workers in NSW are treated. The reason why we are forming a campaign committee is simply to ensure that we get the work done needed to achieve this goal. We cant just rely on one person to do this we need a group of people to[…]
"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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