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All employers play a crucial role in the prevention and management of workplace injuries.
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Information for Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Exercise Physiologists and Doctors.
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Injury Management- What is happening and When?




Anyone experienced at injury management is aware that there  are changes in the practices involved in assessing, treating  and reporting of a patient's progress over the course of time.   At the time of the initial injury the emphasis is on assessment and the minimisation of complications that could lead to a life threatening situation.  This is usually followed by a period of regular treatment that gradually tapers off as the injury improves. Evenually treatment stops altogether as the  injured person / worker has made  good recovery, has no, or few residual symptoms and is back at their pre-injury job. This is indeed the situation with about 85% of all workers compensation claims.


The situation with many injuries that occur at work however is often made more challenging for all stakeholders  by Workers Compensation legislation. There are   numerous complexites involved in the  highly legislated workers compensation systems that empowers third parties such as as insurers and Workcover Authorities  to control, restrict or promote the various practices of health practitioners.


For health professionals it is helpful to know what is likely to be occuring at a given time to your patient and other stakeholders involved in these sytems claim. Their attitudes and actions can and will have a significant influence on  the progress made by your patient.  The time line information files overview some of the important events and issues  that affect treatment providers, injured workers and employers, as well as  provide suggestions on ways to avoid or minimise difficulties.  


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