A Workcover Victims Diary Website/Blog Use: Frequently asked questions
FAQ website use
Since Diary of a WorkCover Victim’s inception, quite a few of our readers and fans have had questions about using our website/Blog and any of its features. Below, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions. Also, feel free to submit a question of your own. We will do our best to answer it (in a timely manner).
- I am an injured worker, on heavy duty painkillers including stuff like Lyrica which seems to affect my vision, and I find it rather difficult to read your website/blog on a dark background with orange links…
Good news! As you can see we have now (May 2014) completely redesigned our website/blog for injured workers like you – our dark background is gone, our text is enlarged and overall this should make reading a lot easier! We hope you like our new lean but mean (and more professional) blogging theme.
- Do you recommend a certain web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, etc.)?
While aworkcovervictimsdiary.com has been tested and is functional on all major web browsers (see below), it is optimised for use with Firefox. In our experience, Firefox offers the fastest web-browsing speed and the best functionality. To download, visit http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Note that our website/blog does not support Internet Explorer 6 or 7 (because they are so outdated!) and purely ensure the content of the website looks good in Internet Explorer 8. If you use Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 please consider upgrading to the latest Internet Explorer to have the best experience with our site. Or switch to a different browser, the web will thank you!
Our site is also designed to be responsive, meaning that it works on Desktops, Laptops, iPads, Tablets and iPhones!
- The text on some of your pages or posts is too small for me to read. Is there any way for me to enlarge the text?
Absolutely. Most web browsers have the functionality to zoom-in. The easiest way to do so is by holding the “ctrl” key and pressing the “+” key to zoom in and the “-” key to zoom out. Alternatively, you can hold “ctrl” while scrolling your mouse wheel. Don’t forget that this tip will work on all websites, not just on our site!
We are also committed to ensuring that our site is accessible to all users!
eSSENTIAL Accessibility can provide you with a specialised web browser free of charge, which is great for individuals who have trouble typing, moving a mouse or reading can’t access the web without assistive technology. It features an array of keyboard and mouse replacement solutions to enhance user experience and to help make the web accessible to all. These “alternative input methods” include a webcam-based hands-free movement tracking system that allows users to overcome any physical limitation. It also includes a web page reader. See the complete list of features here. You can download the app (browser) form the eSSential Acccessibility website.
Here are some additional Resources for Accessibility
- How do I get one of those little images show up when I comment on an article/post?
One of those little images is called a “Gravatar” or a Globally Recognized Avatar. A Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog, and help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on this site? It’s pretty fun!
You basically upload it and create your profile just once using any email address, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site, like aworkcovervictimsdiary, your Gravatar image will automatically follow you there.
- Can I use 🙂 smilies in my comments?
Here is a list of all the smilies that you can use:
Finding articles and information, seeking advice.
If you have a question or need advice re your workcover claim/situation
You can post your questions on our “I need help” page where our Team and other injured workers may have advice for you or experience with your specific situation in your state. Remember to mention the state you are located in as the workcover laws are different in every state/territory.
Search box and the Tags:
(on the right hand side of the blog): our site contains over a thousand articles and chances are that the information you are looking for is already on the site. You can use the search box (see image left) to type in a keyword(s) i.e. type in “IME” (see below – use our advanced search), or you can search the Categories. An easier way is to select the Tags.For example if you are looking for information about independent medical examinations, simply click on the tag “IME”, which will show you all the posts and articles about IMEs. (see image right).
You can also view our site’s content in the form of a Sitemap , showing our archives, for ease of reference.
Use our advanced search
You can type a keyword in to the search box (top right and bottom of side bar on page) and you will see a little wheel spin while the site is looking for all articles that contain the keyword. For example: I am looking for “impairment” articles and started typing “impairm” as my keyword; after a few seconds the articles come up automatically! (see picture on left)
Relevant workcover legislation in each state
Head on over to our section: Resource Centre in the (top)menu, which contains a page titled “workcover legislations” where you can find all the workcover laws in every jurisdiction (state and territories).
Frequently asked questions
We have created pages and lists of FAQs, i.e. WorkSafe VIC FAQ, where you can find heaps of information.
New site (May 2014)
Since our blog redesign (May 2014) it is highly likely that some links in our articles no longer function and that images and attachments are missing. Please forgive us for this (rest assured we are revising every single article), and help us by emailing the article/post which has the broken link(s) so we can fix it.
Also chances are that if you correct the link you see in your browser (bottom or top) to include the ‘a’ of aworkcovervictimsdiary.com, it may be fixed!