The winners of WorkSafe Victoria’s Injury Support and Service Awards were announced at a gala event held at the Myer Mural hall in Melbourne last night.
There were nine winners who were all honoured for their outstanding service to injured workers.
One of the special guests for the evening was Jack Swift, an Australian Paralympian who lost the lower part of his right leg after an accident in the workplace in 2006.
He emphasized the importance of recognising case workers, injury management advisors and return to work specialists for the essential work that they do.
The winners are:
2012 Injury Support & Service Awards
Excellence in Personal Injury Management
Carly Webster, Allianz Australia Limited
Excellence in Premium Management
James Co, Gallagher Bassett Workers Compensation
Excellence in Customer Service
Alicia Kostakakis, Allianz Australia Limited
Excellence in Return to Work
Rebecca Mannan, Xchanging
Excellence in Innovation
Eligibility Team, CGU Workers’ Compensation. David De Santa Ana, Frank Petkovic, Benjamin Sheat, Sean Hayes and Nguyen Tran
Outstanding Contribution by a Team
Hearing Loss Team, QBE Workers Compensation. Dominic Morrison, Naveen Andrade and Pauline Stebbing
Outstanding New Starter
Amy Hulme, Allianz Australia
Improving Client Performance
Racing Victoria Team, Xchanging. Claudio Marotta, David Busuttil, Stacey Innes, Amy Hayes and Jennifer Heard