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Return to work

Workers' compensation schemes provide financial assistance to workers following a workplace injury or illness, with the aim of returning those with lost time claims to work as soon as they are able.

The links below relate to reports which focus on the experiences of individuals who are injured or become ill at work. It also explores the dynamics and nuances of all parties involved in workplace injury/illness and return to work experiences. Three research areas have been addressed:

  1. Failed return to work
  2. Long duration claims
  3. Delays in claiming.

The research was required to understand the various contextual and mitigating factors associated with each of these circumstances, to identify common challenges and areas for improvement, as well as identifying policy and practice enhancements.

The results of this work will support the efforts of Comcare's employers and the scheme to achieve more successful return to work by providing greater insights into key components that may influence this outcome.

Return to work update


Concept papers

Research briefs

Poster presentations

Page last updated: 18 Jun 2018