The Australian Postal Corporation will be subject to targeted reviews for the next three years, after an investigation found that "individuals" within the organisation delayed processing workers' injury claims to obtain performance bonuses.
NSW Labor says it will introduce industrial manslaughter laws, double SafeWork's compliance functions and make it harder for employers to conduct covert surveillance of injured workers, if it wins this weekend's State election.
A worker with a long-term injury has won her bid for contract work, which her employer stopped assigning her after 13 years, through workers' comp provisions requiring employers to provide incapacitated workers with suitable employment.
Ensuring injured workers are aware from the moment they're injured that suitable duties will be available to them, is a key strategy in a successful return-to-work plan, according to the RTW advisor of a national employer.
Workers in pain can go down one of two paths, and employers need to "control the context" around the pain early after an injury to ensure it doesn't lead to unnecessary treatments and surgeries and long-term workers' comp claims, a workplace physiotherapist says.