Petitioning GIO Insurance and 1 other

I was bashed on a mine worksite – please end 5 years of delays and pay my claim

I was viciously bashed working as a security guard. I was left with permanent physical injuries and disfigurement and acute PTSD which mean I'll never work again – my life is in ruin, but more than five years on, GIO Insurance continue to fight my claim for help.

I was sent to the mining railway work camp as a lone security guard, even though I found out two previous guards had been assaulted on duty. The railway camp was chaos: on days off the workers would get blind drunk. But they sent me anyway – and one night I was brutally attacked by a drunken man.

But the treatment from the companies involved and insurer GIO has left me even more devastated. It took them 21 hours to get me to a hospital. I've needed three operations, been diagnosed with PTSD and told I'll never work again. My attacker was even convicted of grevious bodily harm in the district court – yet GIO are still denying my claim, forcing me to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees and have set private investigators on me.

GIO admitted to my lawyers that they'd used private investigators to follow me, record my conversations, watch me. Four doctors all agree on my injuries - it's not like I can fake a CT scan, X-rays, etc – but they've still got their own doctor denying some of my injuries. My PTSD meant one day I was being followed by an investigator and thought they were going to bash me. I don't go out after dark due to the fear. 

I just want this nightmare behind me and for me to be able to pay my medical bills and live my life again.

I am at my wits end that this insurance company is seemingly without any conscience whatsoever. It's destroying my life. The people at Suncorp should hang their heads in shame - but alas they appear to be shameless.

I have had to contend with confected argument from GIO's legal represtitives in Perth, who rely on spin and engage in tactics designed to search for a way out by any means rather than a search for the truth, all in order to minimise the exposure to a damges payout against GIO. 

The entire system is esily abused by those with all the power against the lone plaintiff who starts 100 meters behind all others in the 100 metre sprint to the finish line that is the court.

I'm exhausted physically, mentally, financially – I guess they're just hoping I'll crack before they have to pay my claim. 

Please sign my petition asking GIO to sit down and settle my claim for being bashed on a worksite. I really need your help. Thank you.

SunCorp, the parent company to GIO is a top 20 ASX-listed company with $96 billion in assets.

INJURIES 

 (a) Recurrent dislocation of the left shoulder; 

(b) Flattening of the posterlateral aspect of the humeral head reflecting 

a Hills-Sach’s deformity; 

(c) Fracture involving the anteroinferior aspect of the glenoid labrum 

consistent with a bony Bankart lesion;  

(d) Fracture fragment measuring approximately 4 mm in long axis and 

displaced antero-inferiorly; 

(e) Another small linear fracture fragment anterior to the glenoid, within 

the anterior recess of the shoulder joint; 

(f) Further small fracture fragments posterior to the dominant fracture 

fragment; 

(g) Joint effusion and fluid in the subcoracoid recess; 

(h) Laceration above the left eye; 

(i) Laceration to both elbows; 

(j) Soft-tissue damage to left side of neck aligned with upper spine and 

swelling in the base of the neck extending to the upper back; 

(k) High grade partial thickness supraspinatus articular surface tear of 

the rotor cuff tendon tear involving the mid to posterior tendon fibres 

with insertional tendinopathy; 

(l) Type 11 acrominon with mild lateral acromial downslope and 

prominent subacromial attachment of the CA with mild bursitis; 

(m) Early under-surface and lateral border subacromial spurring; 

(n) Post-surgical changes in the anterior glenoid; 

(o) Post-surgical bursal thickening and scarring of the subacromial 

space and thickening over the middle deltoid musculature extending 

into the triceps musculature in the upper half of the arm; 

(p) Mid thoracic disc degeneration and posterior disc bulging in the neck 

area; 

(q) Nervous shock; 

(r) Adjustment Disorder; 

(s) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; 

(t) Acute Traumatic Stress Disorder;  

(u) Post traumatic stress symptoms, including depression, anxiety, fear, 

irritability, rages, agoraphobia, fear of the night, panic attacks, 

obsessive behaviour, paranoia, claustrophobia, shortness of temper 

and impatience; 

(v) Chronic regional pain syndrome. 

(w) sexual dysfunction. 

(x) Syrinx of the upper spine.  

(y) Boney spur in the upper spine impinging upon a nerve in the neck area causing acute pain and restriction of movement. This was only discovered after 5 MRI's over a 5 year period on 3 February 2015. I was attacked at work 25 October 2009.

 MEDICAL TREATMENT 

(a) prescribed pain killing medication including Febridol,  Diclofenac, Oxycontin, Oxynorm, Panamax,Voltaren, Endone, Brufen, Panadeine, Prestiq, Escitalopram, Lyrica, Norspan patches, Clonazepam, Kapanol, Paracetamol, Tramadol, Naprosyn,  Cymbalta, Seroquel and Codalgin Forte and, as a consequence, Coloxl and Actilax for acute constipation  

(b) a surgical operation conducted by an orthopaedic surgeon, Mr 

Daniel Fick at Hollywood Hospital on 15 December 2009 to carry 

out repairs associated with the fracture and dislocation of the 

Plaintiff’s shoulder; 

(c) Physiotherapy conducted since December 2009 by Mr Alan Stacey; 

(d) Hydrotherapy conducted by Carol Stacey; 

(e) subacromial cortisone injection in September 2010; 

(e) a surgical operation upon nerves conducted by Dr Majedi at 

Hollywood Hospital for the purposes of blocking pain and on-going 

consultations and drug administration to deal with pain; 

 (f)  Psychological support by Dr Rosemary German-Belmont of Halls 

Head Psychology and Psychiatrist Dr Dana Lepinzan at Peel Health 

Campus.  

(g) Further on-going physiotherapy conducted by Adam Richardson 

and others of Physical Solutions. 

(h) On-going sessions with pain specialist Dr Majedi at Hollywood 

Specialist Centre. 

(k) Chiropractic procedures by Dr David Minns of Mandurah 

Chiropractic to left side of neck near upper spine. 

(l) Arthroscopic surgical procedure at St John of God Hospital in 

Subiaco conducted by surgeon Mr Peter Campbell, 14 September 

2011 on left shoulder joint, including decompression of the 

subacromial-subdeltoid space and reconstructive surgery for the 

rotator cuff mechanism and the long head of biceps.  

(m) Attendance on neurologist Peter Silbert on 31 December 2010 who 

conducted neurological test. 

(n) Physiotherapy conducted by Ms Heather Seife of Specialists On 

Hand. 

(o) Remedial massage conducted at Bathgate Remedial Massage by 

Ms Abby Nelson. 

(p) Exercise evaluation conducted by Tim Thean of Work Focus 

Australia. 

(q) Exercise program conducted by Mr Clinton Joynes of Accelerate 

Exercise Rehabilitation at the Mandurah Community Centre in 

Mandurah. 

 (r)  Physiotherapy conducted by Belinda Copeland of Enhance 

Physiotherapy Mandurah. 

(s) Pain management at Fremantle Hospital from 24 October 2012. 

(t) Physiotherapy conducted by Danny Divine of Miami Physiotherapy. 

(u) Pain management and medical assessment at Sir Charles Gairdner 

Hospital, including physiotherapy. 

(v) Neurological examination and assessment by Neurologist, Dr Peter 

Panegyres. 

(w) Physiotherapy by Lauren Havelberg of 4 Life Physiotherapy.  

PAIN AND SUFFERING 

(a) extreme  pain  in  the left shoulder as a result of the dislocation of 

the shoulder and fracture at the time of assault and subsequent to 

that pain varying in degree of severity depending upon the activity 

engaged in and stage of recovery, with further dislocation on a 

daily basis in the period between 25 October 2009 and 15 

December 2009 caused by activities such as coughing, sneezing or  

changing   posture, and including extreme pain immediately 

following an operation conducted on 15 December 2009 and an 

ache at the shoulder joint with pain and spasms in the muscle area 

of the upper arm and pain on the left side of the neck next to the 

upper part of the spine and on-going pain following surgical 

procedure conducted on 14 September 2011 in the left shoulder 

 region, upper left, across the left shoulder to the left side of the 

neck and lower neck to the upper  back  including  across the 

intervertebral disc spaces and posterior facet joints from C4 to C7 

and deformity in the left upper arm affecting the elbow joint; 

(b) on-going pain and restricted movement of the upper neck; 

(c) pain above the left eye as a result of  a  laceration ;    

(c) difficulty sleeping   due   to   flash   backs  and   the pain  and 

positioning in bed for many months; 

(d) extreme pain whilst attempting to pass solid waste as a result    of   

constipation due to painkillers;      

(e) Shock immediately following the assault; 

(f) Acute Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 

and/or post traumatic stress symptoms, including depression, 

anxiety, fear, irritability, rages, agoraphobia, fear of the night, panic 

attacks, obsessive behaviour, paranoia, claustrophobia, shortness 

of temper and impatience; 

(g) Chronic regional pain syndrome; 

(h) Adjustment Disorder.  

 https://iancugley.wordpress.com/been-injured-at-work-private-investigators-are-on-the-way/

 SEE ALSO  http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2820185/hunted-like-criminals-stressed-cops-tracked/?cs=298

 

Letter to
GIO Insurance
GIO Insurance
I was viciously bashed working as a security guard. I was left with permanent physical injuries and disfigurement and acute PTSD which mean I'll never work again – my life is in ruin, but five years on, GIO Insurance continue to fight my claim for help.

I was sent to the mining railway work camp as a lone security guard, even though I found out two previous guards had been assaulted on duty. The railway camp was chaos: on days off the workers would get blind drunk. But they sent me anyway – and one night I was brutally attacked by a drunken man.

But the treatment from the companies involved and insurer GIO has left me even more devastated. It took them 21 hours to get me to a hospital. After needing three operations, diagnosed with PTSD and told I'll never work again – GIO are still denying my claim, forcing me to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees and have set private investigators on me.

GIO admitted to my lawyers that they'd used private investigators to follow me, record my conversations, watch me. Four doctors all agree on my injuries - it's not like I can fake a CT scan, X-rays, etc – but they've still got their own doctor denying some of my injuries. My PTSD meant one day I was being followed by an investigator and thought they were going to bash me. I don't go after dark due to the fear.

I just want this nightmare behind me and for me to be able to pay my medical bills and live my life again.

I am at my wits end that this insurance company is seemingly without any conscience whatsoever. It's destroying my life. The people at Suncorp should hang their heads in shame - but alas they appear to be shameless.

I'm exhausted physically, mentally, financially – I guess they're just hoping I'll crack before they have to pay my claim.

GIO/Suncorp Insurance, please to sit down and settle my claim for being bashed on a worksite.