What are my employer’s responsibilities after I have had an injury?

The employer of an injured worker must support the return to work of the employee. Employers are encouraged to let their employees recover whilst at work. This includes the development of a return to work program with the assistance of the insurer, the general practitioner and the injured worker.

The employer must provide suitable duties as outlined in the Workers Certificate of Capacity that include:

  • Reviewing the physical demands of the job tasks;
  • Complying with the workers modified hours as outlined in the certificate of capacity

The employer should provide workplace modification and or equipment, if necessary, to allow the worker to perform the task in safety so they can recover and get back to work.