How workers feel about getting hurt impacts how and when they get better

RTWMatters team

Psychological responses to work injury impact recovery. Australian researchers have interviewed stakeholders and summarised the evidence, developing practical advice to improve the RTW journey.

Griffith University researchers Paula Brough, Carys Chan, Darren Wishart, Jason Spedding and Mitchell Raper prepared a report for Safe Work Australia on workers’ psychological responses to injury, and ways to support successful return to work with these responses in mind. Below, we share their insights. What are the specific psychological reactions experienced by employees and how do these influence RTW outcomes? Following an injury or il...

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