Employers – What is expected of injured workers in injury management?

Injured workers are expected to participate in injury management in accordance with the Code, which includes:

  • collaborating in establishing a return to work program; and
  • participating in a cooperative manner in a return to work program, including attending appointments as required.

An injured worker should discuss with their treating medical practitioner and the employer what duties they feel they can realistically do, given their injury. It is reasonable to expect an injured worker to allow their employer to speak with their treating medical practitioner, either in person or by telephone, to discuss return to work options. An employer can ask an injured worker for written consent to achieve this. This may be incorporated into an injury management system, and is also provided for on the First Medical Certificate and the claim form.

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