Managing your injury and returning to work
If you have sustained an injury at work, actively participating in the injury management process and staying positive can play a huge part in your recovery.
Traditionally, staying at home until you had completely recovered was thought to be the best therapy. However, we now know that getting back to normal activity as soon as possible speeds up your recovery. It can also keep you and your family stay positive and motivated during what may be a stressful time.
This is important so you can return quickly to a functioning lifestyle, both at work and at home.
If you are capable of some activity, consider all the return to work options made available to you and give them a go, provided they are within the range of restrictions advised by your treating medical practitioner.
By working with your employer and treating medical practitioner, you'll be able to identify the types of work duties that best suit your recovery and make sure you're not putting yourself at risk of re-injury.
On the other hand, if you're unable to return to work, it's still important to stay in regular contact with your employer and keep them up-to-date on your recovery.
Employers and Workers
Return to work - Employer and Worker Presentation (Pub No EWF1, 1.0 01/03/2011, Pages 34, 685.2 KB)
This return to work presentation is aimed at workers and employers
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