View Poll Results: Have you ever been paid compensation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    This is where the third party insurance you pay for on your car registration comes in.

    You don't claim personal injury through the lady's insurance - it's claimed through your state government system. Chances are medicals will be covered - they do have to have her name and details and the details of the accident - but it's separate to the damage to your car.
    In qld, you claim through the other driver's cpd insurance (the insurance you pay with rego), so the insurer pays, not the government. You can claim for medical expenses, and also loss of wages, any expected future loss of wages, and pain and suffering for the injury itself.

    other state governments may have a different system though.

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    No I haven't, though I guess I might have been able to for a few work injuries including getting electrocuted one time. I was too young and stupid at the time though to have done anything about it.

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    After a car accident when dd was younger, they paid for medical costs through CTP insurance. It wasn't the girl who hit us that had to pay or be claimed from.

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    Yep- slipped while mopping a floor and sprained my foot- received physio and was back to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Hopefully you mean an electric shock, not electrocuted. Being electrocuted results in death.
    Not every time. My uncle was electrocuted but the ambos got there fast and could resuscitate him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Yeah it does. I did emergency services in the electricity industry. If you don't believe me check a dictionary, death is required for it to be an electrocution. The word is derived from electro and execution.
    So if people die then are revived it still is not electrocution? Hmm, his paperwork said electrocution. He's never been the same since.

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    Yes, two actually, evil sod that I am. Both instigated by my employer, both covered medical expenses, one covered a few days off work.

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    no, not really although I have had a fair few workplace injuries but being hospitality no-one really claims - it is frowned upon tbh.

    I did claim workcover at Crown when a big piece of kitchen equiptment fell on me and knocked me to the ground. Typically the bosses where very indimidating and questioned 'if i really wanted to claim'. In the end I got the two days off work paid for but didn't put in a proper claim - they were such bullies

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    I have not ever needed too.

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    Yes. When I was 16 I worked in a cafe. The meat slicer called in sick so they asked me to slice ham for lunchtime. No training and I sliced my finger. They said you'll be fine and put a few bandaids on. Turns out I needed 5stitches after work.

    Originally because I was casual they didn't want to pay me but my dad went to workcover then I got a cheque. Never did find out what my dad said to them.

    So I recover and go to go to work but all of a sudden there are no more shifts for me


 

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