WorkCover crumbs barely enough.
I am a nurse of 25 years. I have been on WorkCover for about three years. The money is sometimes not enough to get by on as it is--constantly getting reminder mail to pay bills--let alone trying to live on less.
Considering I hurt myself because there was nobody to help me at work, the ultimate indignity is to take what basic crumbs they throw our way. I am back at work 3x4 hours a week ... but am unable to lift and have to take daily medications for pain.
Then there are the repercussions for having to take such medication. I see a psychiatrist for the pain and depression and attended a pain clinic....This affects all parts of my life, working, driving a car for good distances, my home life, cleaning of the house, mental and emotional health, etc.
I tell you this because like you I am a living human being.... Mr O'Farrell, I wonder if your family were injured like this would you be able to survive on what you expect others to?
... Please, when you vote on this in Parliament, consider the anguish and hardship put on these families who served their workforce well and are injured, usually through no fault of their own.
Donna Cook EN