If centrelink is good enough for some, it should be good enough for everyone. If people can't work it's inevitable (or it should be) that their standard of living will drop. They are no better than folks currently on welfare. And yes I have been on welfare for a while and it was tight ... I firmly believe the world didn't/doesn't owe me anything.
I personally wouldnt choose to live on clink if I could legally and rightfully claim compensation through my employers insurance if I was injured at work or away for work, but if you would prefer then that's your choice.
Though... Some one please correct me if I'm wrong - work cover is a business in itself? Like RACQ? Employers pay a fee for workers cover whether they have claims or not- their premiums go up if there are a lot of claims; and fair enough if they provide an unsafe work environment. Whereas clink is 'tax payers money' (yes I just threw up in my mouth a little that Im on this side of the fence - but hear me out! Lol) so if there is an alternative to claiming welfare, isn't it better for everyone if someone doesn't?
ALSO my BIL works for work cover in rehabilitation and physio. Work cover doesn't just give people money - they get people back to work. Not saying this woman necessarily required rehabilitation etc to get her back to work, but had she, she would have had it provided.
Do we really want to put people who have been working who have been injured in some way fulfilling work duties (staying away from home) at risk of winding up in a poverty cycle if they lose their job as a result of not being able to return to work in a timely manner also. If you are injured and it's not a work cover claim your unlikely to be able to just return to your job after a few weeks/months off work.
Last edited by Boobycino; 22-04-2012 at 18:12.
It really doesn't matter what we think - at the end of the day Workcover does exist and this case has been judged to fall within the umbrella of a Workcover insurance covered insidence
Have you ever tried to claim under employee paid income protection much less get IP insurance ? I can't get income protection due to a pre existing condition which has rarely caused me to lose a days worth of work. Under Workcover Im covered for say a broken arm falling down stairs, under income protection I wouldn't even get covered for a broken fingernail. My BIL slipped and fell from scaffolding and was put through screaming hell under income protection for two broken elbows even though it was considered an accident by workspace. Had he been an employee he'dve been covered. Under private income protection it took 6 month before they paid out and he was in risk of losing his house. At last with Workcover ALL employees are covered.
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