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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.

Meet our Members

Meet our Members


Vasalia Govender

I’m proud to be a member of the IWSN, equipped with a Masters degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics and 18 years of representing the health and safety interests of employees....
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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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Sam Danby

Sam has been working with the Injured Workers Support Network for the past year, and although he is relatively new to the world of injured workers and WorkCover, he is helping to...
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Resources

Resources


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...

What To Do If You’re Getting Harassed While Making a Claim.

What To Do If You’re Getting Harassed While Making a Claim.

Before we get into it, full disclosure. I’ve never made a claim for a workplace injury. But I have worked closely with the members of the IWSN for the past year, and one subject that keeps coming up time and time again is the harassment they endure from insurance agencies, bent on finding evidence that you’re fit and healthy enough...

How to lodge a workcover claim or a mental health dispute

How to lodge a workcover claim or a mental health dispute

So, you’ve been injured at work and you’re looking for some help navigating the confusing systems of WorkCover, you’ve come to the right place. Navigating the claims system is complicated, time-consuming and mentally draining. That’s why this article will break down some of the very first few steps you should take as a newly injured worker to help make the...

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