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HR For Small Business For Dummies, Australian Edition by Paul Maguire

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Chapter 15

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding your workplace injury responsibilities

arrow Managing employees’ return to work plan

arrow Working within doctor requirements

arrow Fighting an injury claim

arrow Finding solutions for permanently incapacitated staff

Advice after injury is like medicine after death.

Proverb

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 ...

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