Self-reporting of Return to Work Plans among workers’ compensation claimants, factors associated with having a Return to Work Plan and the effectiveness of Return to Work Plans at achieving return to work.
This report compares the two types of employers in terms of the composition of claimants, duration of claim processing, provision of return to work plans, employer support, and time off work. The findings suggest self-insurers process claims more quickly, provide greater support for injured workers when making a claim, and return injured workers to work more quickly.
Taking advantage of a substantial increase to workers’ compensation benefits in 2010, this study evaluates the effect on claiming behaviours in Victoria in terms of the number of claims, disability duration, and how a raised wage replacement cap affected higher earners compared to lower earners
An outline of the key concepts underpinning best practice in risk factor identification for delayed return to work based on available evidence and knowledge of current practice in workers' compensation case management.