Tag Archives: Disputes

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What to do when workcover medical treatment & surgery is denied

If you have a WorkCover claim, and the WorkCover insurer has made a decision that you don’t agree with, it is important that you know that you are allowed to challenge this decision. This can include denial of medical and like treatment, even denial of requested surgery. In this article you will find some useful resources to help speed up the decision-making process, as well as dispute and complaints avenues.

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Injured workers continue to face insane barriers to medical treatment

Unfortunately, and despite the fairly recent Ombudsman’s findings and recommendations about WorkCover VIC, we know first hand that people with longer-lasting injuries are still often forced to battle doctors hand-picked by insurance companies to get medical treatment. In other words: injured workers are still waiting in pain!

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Disputing decisions by Comcare

We receive a lot of questions re Comcare, particularly on how decisions can be disputed. Many Comcare decisions can be disputed, such as rejection of the claim, decisions to cease your benefits or a decision not to pay for certain medical treatment and/or pay you lump sum compensation for your permanent impairment, and even unreasonable decisions re your RTW.

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Reminder: NSW WorkCover Independent Review Office (WIRO) open for business and ready to hear your complaints

We have been informed that any injured worker with concerns or complaints about their claims or how their claims are being managed can now contact  WIRO (WorkCover Independent Review Office).  We urge all injured workers who feel their claims have been mismanaged to contact WIRO and voice your concerns.

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Complaints or concerns? WorkCover Independent Review Office (WIRO) is now open for business

We have been informed that any injured worker with concerns or complaints about their claims or how their claims are being managed can now contact  WIRO (WorkCover Independent Review Office).  We urge all injured workers who feel their claims have been mismanaged to contact WIRO and voice your concerns. The WIRO is very keen to hear about systematic or individuals problems with the workers compensation system.

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