Research Updates

Predicting and preventing long-term disability

Tom Wells-Quinn

Recognising the risk factors for long term disability can help employers reduce the compensation burden

Take Home Messages: There are many risk factors that make individuals more likely to go on long term disability. These include working in the construction or logging industry, back injuries, female gender, having dependants, older age and a previous recent compensation claim. If there is a delay in filing compensation claims the risk of long term disability is increased. This can occur through poor access, active or perceived discoura...

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