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JUST CLOCKING ON IS NOT ON Safe, decent work for injured workers
Some employers are getting injured workers back to work, at any cost. Just to make their Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates look good.
If you are injured or made ill through work, you
have a right
Employers can send you to their doctor for an opinion during the workers compensation process but you have the right to choose your own treating doctor.
Employers have an obligation to follow the recommendations of treating doctors.
Suitable duties need to be agreed between the treating doctor, the injured person and the workplace.
People on return to work programs:
It is important that injured members report to their delegates and/or H&S Reps whenever:
there is an accident or near miss, it must
be recorded in the accident report book
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