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Compensation claims are crucial for police, #WorkCover inquiry told #NSWforALL #NSWpol #Ausunions

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AFTER three unsuccessful neck operations and a spinal fusion to treat injuries he suffered in a car accident eight years ago, police inspector Toby Lindsay has returned to work.
Mr Lindsay yesterday told a parliamentary inquiry into WorkCover he would not have made his recovery without the support of workers compensation.
The car accident which injured his back happened while he was on the job of policing.
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Since the accident, he has alternated between spending time at home immobilised in a neck brace and at work on restricted and full-time duties.

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President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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