Speaking Up 4: When injured workers need to speak up

A. Richey

Effective communication is particularly important when an injured worker is returning to work after injury.

Strong communication is required from all of the parties, whether in writing or in verbal communication, as return to work cannot be achieved without cooperation.  Strong communication skills are required by people in the various roles involved in the worker’s care: The medical practitioner needs to detail the capabilities of the worker on their return to work, outline what they can or can’t do.  The ret...

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