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Why Belong to a Professional Association?

The cost of living keeps going up and payment for an association may seem like a bit of a luxury but, if you take some time to think about it, being a member of a professional association may be one … Continue reading

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I started RehabHub just over a year ago. As a Rehabilitation Consultant, working largely on my own, I found that I was needing to connect with other people in similar roles. I thought other rehab and injury management professionals may … Continue reading

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Inquiry Into NSW Workers Compensation Scheme

A parliamentary inquiry is a means for a parliaments to find out specific information about a topic. They are a way for the public to have a say. A committee is appointed, from the members of parliament, to conduct the … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation and injury management: How does rehabilitation differ from injury management?

What do we do?
The overlap between the terms is large but what ever you call what you do the role is very important. Common law allows for workers injured in the course of their employment to sue for damages from their employer if they can prove certain elements. Under worker’s compensation legislation, and to a lesser extent motor accident legislation, the proof and the strict adherance to those requirements from the worker is relaxed in exchange for an accepted limited liability from the employer. The employer also engages an insurer to manage this aspect of their liability. This is a great thing. It means that workers, employers and insurers are not spending years fighting in courts. Resources can be directed quickly and efficiently to help restore the claimant to their former life. There is nothing fair about a work place or motor accident injuries, particularly serious ones, and in many cases no amount of money can compensate the injured person for what has happend but the goal is to use what is available in the best possible way. Continue reading

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Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd v Davis [2001] NSWCCPD 4 (31 January 2011) – When does case management turn into bullying?

This is a case from the Worker’s Compensation Commission of NSW that everyone working in Occupational Rehabiliation or Injury Mangement should be aware of. It is a NSW case but the same law potentially applies in other states.You can read … Continue reading

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