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Two-thirds of psychological claimants report no workplace contact

Gabrielle Lis

New research shows Australian employers delay and even avoid contact with workers who make psychological injury claims, and finds an association with poor outcomes for return to work.

Analysis of the National Return to Work Survey 2013 and 2014 confirms that psychological injury claims continue to lag behind physical injury claims in terms of speed, success and durability of return to work. The same research shows that workers claiming for psychological injury are treated differently by their employers than those claiming for physical injury. One of the key differences concerns the amount of time it takes the workplace to ge...

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