Corey is a 31 year old civil labourer who sustained an injury to his left arm while using a grinder in an overhead position. At the end of his workers' compensation claim Corey had no job to return to and was unable to return to work in a heavy manual labouring position due to his injury.Read More
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Over the past few years it seems that the mention of workplace injury in varying forums is inevitably accompanied by the words "psychological injury". Just the mere mention of this type of injury often sends shivers up the spines of those managing these claims - and for good reason.
Psychological/psychiatric claims are growing at a rate faster than that of physical claims, with the growth primarily from the non-government sector. Psychological claims are the most expensive with an average time lost claim costing $32,670 - this is almost three times the scheme average of $11,734. Although a large number of psychological claims are rejected they are still the most expensive and costly in both time and resources.
To help our stakeholders understand and manage these injuries in the workplace, Q-COMP's Education Promotion Team have started workshops across the state to help increase understanding of what a psychological injury/disorder is, along with some basic strategies to help support those with a psychological condition.
For details on upcoming workshops in your area visit qcomp.com.au