It's time to reconceptualise injury management

Kevin Jones

Rethinking things: Professor Niki Ellis says we need to consider why we're failing on a few fronts in workers' comp and RTW.

Most of us are pretty familiar with occupational risk; we know that slippery floors, heavy lifting, loud noises, tall ladders and wobbly scaffolding can lead to injury. While we might not always succeed at controlling occupational risks, we are more or less comfortable with them as there is an established hierarchy to deal with them.  Non-occupational risks, however, aren’t so familiar. These risks are “biopsychosocia...

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Published 28 September, 2009 | Updated 29 September, 2009