Work Cover

State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is a NSW Government initiative to regulate NSW workers compensation system. icare is a NSW Government agency that acts for the Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer and engages external insurers to manage workers compensation claims on its behalf. If you sustain an injury at work you should first report to your employer. Often if you have developed a hernia at work you will be asked to see your General Practitioner, who will then arrange a referral to see Dr.Murugesan either directly or after a scan. Following your assessment, if he recommends a hernia repair, this will need to be approved by icare prior to surgery. The usual time frame between seeing Dr.Murugesan and surgery is 2-3 weeks. Dr.Murugesan specializes in hernia repair and offers robotic, laparoscopic and open hernia repair for patients. Time off work usually depends on the type of hernia and the technique used for repair. Return to work and recovery is usually quicker with minimally invasive techniques (robotic and laparoscopic repairs).