We talk about having an acquired disability if you suffer permanent incapacity as a result of a work place incident.
That is hard for some people to swallow and it is certainly hard for the injure worker who has to make the physical, mental, social and financial adjustments to life with a disability.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be putting up information about your rights. One of those rights is a right not to be discriminated agains.
Fortunately for us what you need to know about it is contained in this booklet from the Australian Centre for Disability Law.