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ARTICLES

Are subjective reports of symptoms from a worker sufficient to establish that a worker suffered an injury?
Colby Treasure | In this case study, an insurance lawyer outlines the legal perspective on conflicting medical opinions in a workers' compensation claim, through arbitration and appeal... read more >>
Chondromalacia - now what is that?
Dr Mary Wyatt | Information on knee cartilage disorders, their treatments and a case study.... read more >>
The simple way to predict RTW outcomes? Ask!
Hannah Bourne | A short survey can predict a worker's RTW outcomes... read more >>
Driving back to work (and stopping on the way)
Gabrielle Lis | Failed RTW is more likely after a traffic accident causing whiplash than other injuries. What else predicts an unsuccessful first attempt to get back to work?... read more >>
 

Industry News

Five things the Institute for Work and Health wants you to know about RTW
Published on June 18, 2019 | Our friends in Canada at the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) have compiled a list of five things they think you need to know about RTW... RTW programs should tick at least three boxes, offering injured workers support in the form of health services, case coordination and work modification.... read more >>
The dirt on cleaning, work and asthma
Published on June 18, 2019 | Some ingredients in cleaning products put workers at risk of developing work-related asthma (WRA). At the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease in Toronto, Canada, researchers delved into a clinical database of 208 workers with WRA.... read more >>
Burnout gets workplace makeover from World Health Organisation
Published on June 18, 2019 | The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stressed the work-relatedness of burnout, insisting that it's not a disease but an occupational phenomenon / syndrome. According to WHO, burnout has three key characteristics: Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, Increased mental distance from one's job, or feelings of negativity or cynicism related to the work, and Reduced effectiveness on the job.... read more >>
Managing work injury AND other health conditions
Published on June 04, 2019 | When an injured worker is also grappling with another injury or health condition, costs go up and work absence and disability are prolonged. According to 2016 research from the US, claims with comorbidities had "a 76% increase in claim duration, a 341% increase in incurred costs, and a 285% increase in temporary total disability (TTD) days".... read more >>
Have your say on icare
Published on May 27, 2019 | Are you a NSW employer, worker, insurer or other interested stakeholder? Do you have dealings with icare? If so, the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) wants to hear from you. On behalf of SIRA, independent reviewer Janet Gore is seeking feedback on icare premiums, model of operations including digital platforms, return to work outcomes, claims management (including guidance, support and services for workers, employers and health service providers), customer experience and data quality and reporting.... read more >>