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Welcome to the Injured Workers Support Network

The Individual injured worker groups are made up of Injured Workers from different working backgrounds. As a Network we endeavour to provide a safe non-judgemental space, and build these groups throughout the Melbourne Metropolitan and Regional areas to assist Injured Workers and their families through the stressful and often demeaning period associated with the Workcover System.

 

Do you have questions about WorkCover that you need answered? Ask as at Injured Workers Support - a free, confidential advice service for Injured Workers.

Meet our Members

Meet our Members


Mark Titford

Injured November 2000. Rolled an ankle on an uneven floor which just happened to be being fixed the very next day. Tore nerves, tendons and chipped some bone. Contracted Chronic Regional Pain...
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Graeme Brown

I'm one of the founding members of this support network - and am always working to help improve the lives of injured workers through campaigning and activism. My injury involved an infection...
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Jennifer Bearham

Hi I'm Jennifer Bearham. I live in Western Victoria and have 2 amazing sons and 2 step sons, 2 gorgeous Maltese dogs 3 very fluffy cats and I enjoy if I can...
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Resources

Resources


Mental Injury Provisional Payments

Mental Injury Provisional Payments

What are Provisional Payments?  From 1 July 2021, Victorian workers and volunteers will have access to early treatment and support while awaiting an outcome for their mental injury claim. Payment for this support is called provisional payments. This law was introduced to help remove financial barriers that would prevent a worker from seeking support, facilitate earlier mental health care and...

Workers Compensation Checklist

Workers Compensation Checklist

1. Injury Notification ☐ Did you or another person on your behalf give the employer notice of an injury or illness within 30 days? The worker must use the injury reporting system, commonly referred to as injury register in the first instance (s.18 subsection 2 and 3). The employer must also acknowledge in writing that they have received the injury...

What happens when your claim is accepted

What happens when your claim is accepted

A Workers Compensation claim form must be filled in and handed to your employer, along with your doctors WorkCover initial 14 day certificate of capacity. This doctor’s certificate will have either; a no work capacity or a reduced work capacity/ restrictions, meaning you are unable to do your normal work. Remember you are not on WorkCover benefits until your claim...

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