Dr Sharman has been invited to make a presentation to the Australian Lawyer’s Alliance National Conference to be held in Hobart from 22 to 24 October 2015. His topic will be ‘Medical Dispute Resolution – Where Are We Headed?’. If you come into the practice shortly you will see a survey questionnaire exploring views about compensation […]
See Dr Sharman’s latest blog article that considers the circumstances in which an Independent Medical Examiner (IME) can get involved in treatment of the worker; Here is the link: Ethics 101 for IME’s – You Cannot Treat Too!
Senator Eric Abetz vs ALA? A more efficient National Workers Compensation Scheme or unreasonable reduction in benefits? Australian Lawyers Alliance has been accused by Eric Abetz of taking the side of those who rort the system. http://m.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/public-service/lawyers-teaming-up-with-public-servants-who-rort-taxpayers-says-abetz-20150414-1mjwp0.html
See this article from the Canberra Times about proposed changes to Comcare, the compensation scheme for Commonwealth employees (Australian Tax Office, Centrelink etc) http://www.injuredworkerssupport.org.au/public-servants-and-others-stripped-of-compo-rights-in-comcare-crackdown/
See Dr Sharman’s blog post about the doctor’s role to ensure a worker makes an informed decision about making a claim. ‘Tough Love’ – Do doctor’s have a role in keeping people out of the WC system?
Here is a link to an interesting article that overviews this subject: sourceable.net/sit-vs-stand-is-a-sedentary-workplace-killing-us-part-1
Here is a link to a 2013 report about accepted claims for work-related stress – the most expensive type of workers compensation claim. Factors identified include ‘work pressure’ amongst professionals (including teachers), police officers and clerks, ‘exposure to workplace or occupational violence’ amongst younger workers. ‘Work-related harassment &/or bullying’ claims were more common amongst female […]
Dr Sharman’s Career Dr Sharman has had a varied career in occupational medicine over the last 30 years. He has recently provided some details of that career and the attraction of the speciality of occupational medicine in a recent article on his blog. Have a read: Occupational Medicine – “Why do I do it”
Dr Sharman is passionate about improving the workers’ compensation system. He is active as a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (AFOEM). He is a member of the AMA, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), as well as being a member of the Tasmanian Association of Vocational Rehabilitation […]