Factors influencing return to work outcomes

State Insurance Regulatory Authority of NSW

Determined to reverse a decline in RTW rates in NSW, SIRA (the State Insurance Regulatory Authority) has examined the evidence around positive influences on RTW and is now exploring ways to optimise outcomes for all stakeholders.

There are modifiable factors that can improve return to work (RTW) outcomes for people injured in workers compensation and compulsory third party (CTP) insurance schemes. Multiple factors across four key domains - personal, workplace, insurance and compensation, and health care - work together to influence RTW outcomes for an individual worker. This fact sheet, originally published here, provides a summary of the evidence available for each do...

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Published 26 April, 2021 | Updated 18 May, 2021