About workplace rehabilitation
Workplace rehabilitation means helping an injured worker back to
safe and suitable work at the earliest possible time. It's about
finding the best ways for the worker to keep their valuable work
skills with the aim to return to the job they had before their
injury or another suitable job. If the worker is unable to return
to their pre-injury job soon after their injury, a suitable duties
program is developed to help the worker return to work safely over
a period of time.
Workplace rehabilitation may involve:
- a suitable duties program
- on-the-job training to acquire new job skills
- special assistance for severely injured workers.
Workplace rehabilitation can reduce the social and financial
cost of workplace injury to the worker, employer and the Queensland
community. But most importantly, it helps injured workers get back