Workplace injuries happen all time, they are an unfortunate occupational hazard of every industry. After 15 years in the Health industry i have learnt that most employers and injured workers know very little about the Workers Compensation system or their role in the return to work process after an injury. This can often lead to miscommunication between employers and employees and often sees slow recovery with injuries.
There are a few myths surrounding Workplace injuries. We all know that recovery at work is the best option for a positive long-term recovery but did you know there are trained professionals to help you get there safely?
You know about your doctor or physio but did you know the part an accredited Workplace Rehabilitation Provider such as Northern Rehabilitation Management, can play to assist you? Perhaps your employer is having difficulties identifying suitable duties for you? Perhaps your doctor isn’t sure about the physical aspects of the job you do (or the suitable duties you are proposing to do)? Perhaps you feel like the Insurer isn’t really listening to you?
An accredited Workplace Rehabilitation Provider can act as an advocate to facilitate the best possible outcomes for you as well as your employer. If a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider is to be appointed to assist you, then just like your doctor or physiotherapist – you can choose the provider to assist you. Talk to your healthcare professionals at Northern Rehabilitation Management on 6658 3878 or Hoys Physiotherapy on 66586111, to determine if a local Rehabilitation Provider would be beneficial to you.