Invisible injury

Gabrielle Lis

When it comes to "invisible injury", what you CAN'T see CAN hurt you--and your RTW prospects. How can the workplace help?

Some injuries are obvious to everybody. A broken leg, a burn, a cut or bruising: to co-workers, supervisors and family members, it makes sense that a worker suffering from a visible injury needs time off work and income support while they’re recovering, or perhaps simply reduced hours and modified duties in the workplace. Visible injuries are not only obvious, they’re hard to argue with. “Invisible” injuries, howeve...

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Published 09 May, 2010 | Updated 11 May, 2010