Case study: Changing gears

Heather Millar, writer, WorkCover

Motorcycle mechanic Craig can't wait to get back to work after breaking his femur and heel. Is his old job still suitable?

Craig Rehn has ridden motorbikes since he was a boy. He loves it – so much so that he made a career out of it, as a motor-bike mechanic. So the last year’s been tough – ever since he was test-riding a bike and came off, breaking his femur and left heel. He’s been unable to ride since, and has only been able to perform light duties at work. “I had mechanic brain,” says Craig, trying to explain how the acc...

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Published 30 May, 2010 | Updated 16 July, 2013