After the injury, there's more pain to come

Stefanie Garber

Injured workers are being further harmed by Australian compensation systems, according to an article by Robert Guthrie and Stephen Monterosso

Return to work rates in Australia are poor. Fewer workers are resuming full-time hours and initiatives to improve rates have had little effect. Guthrie and Monterosso suggest one explanation: compensation systems are harming injured workers by putting them under stress, delaying their treatment and decreasing the quality of their care. A study by Robert-Yates found that many workers believe the compensation process adds to their level ...

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Published 28 May, 2013 | Updated 23 February, 2016