Philip injured his right shoulder while working as a process worker. He underwent surgery and was left with a lifting restriction. He was referred to Return to work assist on 19 October 2011 as he was no longer employed when his workers' compensation claim was closed.Read More
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Injured workers with an open common law claim who are referred to Return to work assist are required to satisfactorily participate in the program. This obligation is in accordance with sections 231 and 267 of the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 which refers to the common law duty of mitigation of loss.
As it has been two years since these legislative provisions were introduced it is timely to conduct a review of these referrals. We want to understand how Return to work assist can effectively engage more of these injured workers into the program and how a successful return to work benefits all scheme stakeholders. The first step is to internally review our procedures in June.
Please contact Tony Cacciola, Manager Return to work assist on (07) 3020 6326 or email@example.com if you would like to know more about this.
Return to work assist has recently been accepted as a Corporate Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA). As part of this membership we are committed to meeting the expectations set out by the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) in the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners. Our affiliation with these peak professional bodies further positions us as a unique specialist career development service provider within the workers' compensation industry.