Case Study: When return to work fails

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

This case study looks at a young man with a long career ahead of him and the reasons he will probably never return to his job.

Mr A was a factory worker who had worked at the same job for 12 years. Mr A was 37 years old with two teenage children, a stable work history and a positive attitude about his job. Two months ago on a day like any other, he bent over to pick up an object from the floor, twisting and bending his back to reach the object. As he straightened up he developed acute pain in his back. Mr A had not previously experienced any bother in his back. Th...

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