The outstand work of teams and individuals of WorkSafe Victoria’s insurance agents have been recognised at the Injury Support and Service Awards in Melbourne last week.


Nin e winners were honoured at the gala night for their outstanding service to injured workers.


Special guest at the annual event was Australian Paralympian Jack Swift, who had his lower right leg amputated after a workplace accident in 2006.


Mr Swift said it was crucial that case managers, injury management advisorys and return to work specialists received due recognition for their valuable work.


“Without you, people like me wouldn’t be able to do the things I’ve gone on to do,” he told the audience.


“I could have easily just sat on the couch and felt sorry for myself after the accident, but getting back to work and getting on with my life was good for my health, physically and mentally.”


The winners of this year’s awards 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
  • Oustanding Contribution by an Individual 
    Kylie Burns, Allianz Australia Limited