Through extensive submissions injured workers stories have been able to influence the parliamentary law and justice committee who unanimously recommended changes including:

  • Acknowledgement of the conflict of interest for WorkCover as regulator and nominal insurer
  • Restoration of lifetime medical benefits for hearing aids, prosthesis and home and vehicle modifications- (we call on the government to extend to the broader application to all medicals arising from work cut in 2012.)
  • A recommendation to allow exceptions for medical pre approval removing the ability for insurers to frustrate rehabilitation and return to work
  • A recommendation for the ability for injured workers to access legal practitioners for work capacity as only insurers and employers have been able to access this knowledge to date.
  • Recommendations to improve return to work and support anything that can assist workers being taken back to work.

See the full report for more details.