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A new, national approach to RTW

Gabrielle Lis

Safe Work Australia's National Return to Work Strategy shows promise. Will they deliver on the implementation?

Over the last ten to fifteen years, rates of serious workers’ compensation claims have dropped in Australia, but return to work rates have plateaued. For one in five workers with a serious claim, the initial return to work does not stick. A substantial minority of injured workers say that their employer is unsupportive, and describe conflict with insurance case managers and RTW coordinators. In particular, workers who have claimed for psych...

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