When compensation impedes recovery

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Studies show that workers are less likely to recover from illness or injury if they enter the compensation system.

Are workers less likely to recover from an illness or injury if they're compensated? It might be hard to believe, but studies are suggesting just that. Dr Ian Harris from the University of Sydney has undertaken extensive research into compensation outcomes in which he looked at any written documentation of studies comparing compensated with non-compensated patients. The studies dated back to the 1950s and spanned the world – all languages ...

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Published 25 June, 2008 | Updated 16 February, 2016