Complacency in return to work programs does not produce good outcomes

Sarah Duffield

An injured worker, with knee injuries and heart condition, is made redundant and has to deal with the concern that no other employer will take him on.

Case History: Mr C is a 48 year old construction labourer, who has spent his entire working life with the one employer. Almost 20 years ago Mr C developed his first injury – a non-specific left knee problem, which was treated with an arthroscopy, allowing him to return to work. Mr C continued to work diligently for a further 15 years, until he developed a problem with his right knee, requiring another arthrosco...

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