Return To Work Monitor Summaries

Dr Mary Wyatt

A package of articles summarising the return to work outcomes and trends drawn from the Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities Return To Work Monitor

In-depth state and jurisdictional trends:
(Free Access for a limited time)

New South Wales Return to Work Trends 2005-06 to 2008-09

Victoria Return To Work Trends 2005-06 to 2008-09

South Australia Return To Work Trends 2005-06 to 2008-09

Comcare Return To Work Trends 2005-06 to 2008-09

New Zealand Return To Work Trends 2005-06 to 2008-09

Queensland Return To Work Trends 2005-06 to 2008-09

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Last year 28% of injured workers surveyed throughout Australia and New Zealand were not in paid employment six months after lodging a workers’ compensation claim. 

Durable RTW rates have been falling consistently for the past 3 years with last year showing the lowest rates since the survey began in 1997/98.

These statistics are drawn from the Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities’ annual RTW Monitor 2008/09 released on the 31st August 2009, however with the exception of Tasmania none of the states publish their year-by-year comparison of RTW performance. 

In an attempt to bridge the gap, RTWMatters is analysing data from the last four RTW Monitor publications and publishing an in-depth series of reports on RTW results, insurer performance, rehabilitation involvement and workplace factors by each state / jurisdiction, highlighting how performance changes over time.

RTW Monitor Summary - Part One: Summarises the 2009 RTW Monitor Report’s national trends and rates
RTW Monitor Summary - Part Two: Looks at RTW outcomes in each jurisdiction over the past 4 reports
RTW Monitor Summary - Part Three: Why are RTW rates low?
RTW Monitor Summary - Part Four: Durable RTW - was life meant to be this hard?

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