When disaster strikes

Stefanie Garber

The support offered to a worker with catastrophic injuries can be vital to the person's recovery.

No one likes to imagine the worst case scenarios in work injury: the fatalities, the permanent disabilities, the trauma. Yet for Return to Work professionals, knowing how to handle cases of catastrophic injury can drastically improve outcomes for the injured person. Catastrophic injuries include brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputations and other severe, long-term conditions. In cases of permanent impairment, a lump sum payment is made by the...

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Published 02 September, 2013 | Updated 21 January, 2014