The Injury Management Plans:
An injury management plan is a coordinated and managed program that integrates all aspects of injury management including treatment, rehabilitation, retraining, claims management and employment management practices. The purpose of injury management is to achieve a timely, safe and durable return to work for you. Section 43 of the 1998 Act states that each insurer needs to have an injury management program in place prior to any potential injuries. The insurer must ensure that each employer is aware of the program and the employer’s obligations under the program. The employer’s return to work program must be consistent with their insurer’s injury management program.
An injury management plan must be developed in close consultation with you and your treating doctor. An injured worker should not accept a plan created without this consultation.
Though only workers with high and higher needs are required to have an injury management plan it is advisable that all injured workers, in consultation with their doctors develop one and provide this to the insurer.
Everyone involved has a responsibility to participate in the development of the injury management plan and to see it is carried out.
You have the sole right to choose your own medical support. This includes Doctors, Rehabilitation providers and any other allied health professional.