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Not sure what title to use but workers comp relate

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  Quote traceylee66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Not sure what title to use but workers comp relate
    Posted: 04/May/2017 at 17:28
I have settled my claim back in 2014 with loss of 14% i have a few questions...

i was told i would be retrained in something that didnt use my shoulder prior to my settlement this never happened so now i have been forced to go back to the industry i know and do the same work as before where now my shoulder is worse i can barely pick up a coffee cup.

I was also forced to settle early and felt pushed to do this now that my shoulder is worse i feel they have all been negligent what can i do?

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/May/2017 at 00:58
Have a talk to the industrial officer in your trade union. If you are not a member you will have to use all those dues you saved by not joining and a lot more, to engage an industrial lawyer to represent you in court.

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  Quote traceylee66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/May/2017 at 11:56
so i have a leg to stand on then???

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/May/2017 at 12:20
Who knows? An industrial officer would be able to tell you. In their absence an industrial lawyer would need to be consulted, not sure if you will find one who will look at all the facts and give an opinion on whether you have a case at no charge.

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  Quote traceylee66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/May/2017 at 10:54
thanks for the info

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  Quote Jason123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/June/2017 at 12:56
Employers in Australia are supposed to have injury management systems in place that help you recover when you've been hurt at work (According to the NSW Ministry of Health). There should be a training process that helps you re-learn any tasks that are challenging for you post-injury, or they should give you lighter duties that you can handle. If they aren't able to help in this area, you might have grounds to pursue a legal case. Check out this article for more info.

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