In This Chapter
Understanding your workplace injury responsibilities
Managing employees’ return to work plan
Working within doctor requirements
Fighting an injury claim
Finding solutions for permanently incapacitated staff
Advice after injury is like medicine after death.
C ompensation and rehabilitation for personal injuries suffered while at work are two keystones in the three-part foundations of Australian workplace health and safety. (The statutory duty of care owed to your employees and the practical measures you can take to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all people employed or directly affected by the conduct of your small business is the other keystone — refer to Chapter 14 for more on this.)
In this chapter, I explain your responsibilities under the various state and territory laws regulating workers compensation. I explain who is covered by the law and the meaning of workplace-related injury. I outline ...