Early intervention in the workers’ compensation process

As an initiative under the National Return to Work Strategy 2020–2030 (the Strategy), Safe Work Australia commissioned this independent research report from Monash University. 


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This report examines the evidence of different approaches to early intervention in workers’ compensation in Australia and what works to reduce recovery times and improve return to work outcomes for injured workers. The independent research by Monash University included expert consultation with a diverse range of stakeholders in the workers’ compensation and return to work fields, an environmental scan and summary of national and international literature.

This report will inform further work under the Strategy.

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Research and studies
Return to work
Workers' compensation