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Welcome to the resources of the Injured Workers Support Network. This is where we publish stories, tools and resources to help injured workers navigate financial and emotional difficulties that can come with being an injured worker, including advice on how to navigate the WorkCover system.

This page is updated regularly with new resources, so feel free to check back regularly.

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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 has been accepted and you are issued a claim number. Once your claim has been accepted, you must keep getting medical certificates every 28 days from your doctor to show...

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 to be back in the workforce. These insurance agencies are tasked with finding evidence to prove you’re fit and healthy enough to go back to work. What they don’t take...

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 process as easy as possible for yourself from the get-go. The first 3 things you need to do are: Seek medical treatmentOf course, the most important thing to do if...

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