‘Workers’ what?’ Information about workers’ compensation falls short

Lauren Finestone

What do we know about how workers access, understand and engage with information about workers compensation, return to work and health literacy? A recent report commissioned by Safe Work Australia sheds light on this.

Did you know that a little over half of injured or ill workers receive some form of financial assistance, and of those who do, only half receive workers’ compensation? 45% don’t even apply for it.  This suggests that workers need more information about workers’ compensation, including their rights and responsibilities, how to access the system, services and resources and RTW options.  That’s not to say that inf...

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Published 29 July, 2022 | Updated 02 August, 2022