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Victorian Injured Worker Outcomes Study Part 3 — what happens to injured workers at the end of their workers’ comp claim?

Lauren Finestone

Workers with long term claims face many challenges when their claims end. Difficulty finding work and being ineligible for Centrelink benefits and other government support programs are just some of them.

A large study — the Victorian injured worker outcomes study — was an important study that highlights many of the issues that led to the call for change in the It pays to care policy. It's also one of the very few studies to follow injured workers over a long period. That study was interested, among other things, in what happens to long term injured workers when they were out of the workers’ compensation system.  A bit of ...

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Published 17 November, 2022