The Canberra Times has an article in today’s paper about an injured worker “winning” a payout;
Is it just me who thinks that the use of the word “win” is trivialising the injury and infers an element of luck in receiving a compensation payout?
As a result of a workplace injury in 2010, I’ve had surgery three times (twice this year). I’ve lost years of enjoyment with my kids, can’t do many things I used to enjoy and feel like a broken, sore, bitter woman. No amount of compensation will ever give me back what I have lost and any compensation to be paid is not “winning” in my books. It is to cover future medical expenses and loss of earnings for an injury I didn’t have to have.
Shame on you Christopher Knaus for your poor choice of words.