September 27, 2014

Returning to Work

Post a question here to ask the IWSN on-line community any question you may have about returning to work while receiving Workers comp or afterwards.

Fact Sheets:

Fact sheet 8 Returning to work

002 What is Suitable Employment Fact Sheet 2013

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  • XYZ

    RETURN TO WORK CERTIFICATE – they back date the certificate, is that legal

    twice now, i have been made to sign off on my return to work certificate without any notice. Both times my rehab consultant made me sign it on the day we met (to discuss what duties, how often etc) meaning my obligation to work X hours in my first week back was not possible on the first day.
    The latest one, I signed the form 6 days ago (hunting weekend) and still have not been given a return date.

    Can this come back on me? Can they penalise me?
    Why are they so quick to get you back at work and rush it through? appointments are usually at end of day yet they always date it to start that day when in reality that isn’t possible.

  • Barry

    Just heard from fellow worker, workplace conditions are getting worse

  • Barry

    How can you return to work when the perpetrators of the problem have been given sanctuary by the company, I have been screwed over by people who I thought I had a good working relationship with, all sponsored by the management and sanctioned by the company HR