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Choosing Wisely – Workers Compensation Insurance for Small Business

Let’s forget momentarily about the effect of compensation systems on health outcomes. Rather, lets consider the position of a small employer taking out workers compensation insurance in Tasmania i.e. a small business perspective. There is a requirement for such insurance, but … Continue reading

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Tendentious – What Does that Mean?

@Bafflegab1 on Twitter describes himself: ‘Long-time critic of Ontario auto insurers; their defence lawyers; and their hired gun medico-legal assessors. Also critical of plaintiff bar lethargy.’ In a recent tweet, he referred to a judgement in the Canadian Superior Court of Justice … Continue reading

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Injured Worker Support and Representation in Tasmania – Do we need more?

In the early days of this site I wrote an article about Injured Worker Support Websites where I asked for comments about the best approach to provide such support. There was a lot of negativity about the WorkCover Victim website at that … Continue reading

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THE GREAT DIVIDE – a sorry tale of lost teamwork!

  Firstly, let me say welcome to a few new followers to my blog following the release of Mark Stipic’s podcast of a second interview with me on RTW Nation about engagement with general practitioners.Thank you Mark. Here is a … Continue reading

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AFOEM President Peter Connaughton on improving workers compensation claims processes

I commend AFOEM President, Dr Peter Connaughton on his opinion piece. It is time for professional bodies like AFOEM to add their weight to initiatives for change to our compensation systems that can unnecessarily contribute to poor health outcomes for those injured … Continue reading

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Comments from Tasmanian Occupational Therapist and WRP Patrick Man

Patrick has kindly provided the comments below on four earlier blog articles I have published: A Day at the Beach Barry Gilbert on IME’s The Law Trumps Health – or so it seems! What’s It All About, Dr Alfie?   … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass – A Call for Greater Transparency

At first sight, the Victorian Ombudsman Report, ‘An Investigation into the management of complex workers compensation claims and WorkSafe oversight’  seems like a grenade dropped into the status quo of workers compensation in Australia! The report prepared by the Ombudsman, Deborah Glass … Continue reading

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