Going back to your own workplace is going down, down, down

Gabrielle Lis

Over the last 11 years, the rate of return to the pre-injury employer has been in decline. Last year, the rate of return to same duties also hit a new low. What's going on?

The RTW Monitor is an annual report prepared on behalf of The Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities, which looks at workers’ comp jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand. This year’s report draws on surveys with 3017 injured Australian workers and 600 from New Zealand. It is generally accepted that the ideal RTW outcome is to have an employee return to their original duties, with their original employer. We look a...

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Published 10 March, 2009 | Updated 17 March, 2009