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3 Disturbing Stats About Mental Injury Claims

#TheWorkCoverGuy Mark Stipic shares 3 disturbing statistics from a report by the Institute for Safety Compensation & Recovery Research titled ‘Work-related injury and illness in Australia, 2004 to 2014’. Mental injury claims are complex and they’re simply not being managed effectively.

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21 Essential Resources for the Modern RTW Pro

If you’ve chosen a career in Return To Work then you’re committed to developing yourself and your systems to be ever more efficient, compliant and successful. Any tool that makes your job easier or lowers your stress levels is an absolute bonus. Here are the top 21 tools for the modern RTW Pro according to me and the […]

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15 Motivational Quotes That Will Remind You to Love Your Work

How hard is to maintain high motivation levels? There’s something about a good motivational quote that always gets me revved up that little extra bit. One of the main reasons Return To Work Professionals listen to my podcast RTW Nation is for that weekly dose of inspiration – and I’m happy to oblige. There are a number of […]

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Weekly Roundup 3 June 2016

Ever wondered whether some parts of Australia pay workers comp longer than others? Well it turns out it there are differences right around the country. Big differences in fact. Click here for an infographic I made that shows you how 8 Australian workers comp jurisdictions compare according to a report by the Institute for Safety Compensation and Recovery […]

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How Long Do People Receive Workers Comp? [Infographic]

Anyone working in a cross-border Return To Work role has noticed differences in entitlements, claims processes and medical management from one state to the next. But do these differences equate to different health outcomes or levels of payments made to injured workers? According to some new research there are significant differences from one state to the next. […]

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Weekly Roundup 20 May 2016

This week I published a blog post on my top 5 TED Talks for workers comp professionals. Read it hereand tell me what your favourite TED Talks are. In the News Employee who told boss to ‘kiss my arse’ was not unfairly sacked, Fair Work Commission finds Fruit-picking backpackers have the most pay disputes at the Fair Work […]

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5 TED Talks Every RTW Professional Should Watch

TED Talks are speaking presentations from TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) Conferences which began in the USA in 1990. No longer reserved for tech topics they have gone on to become a global phenomenon and now cover almost any subject matter you can think of. Once reserved for a very select audience, many TED Talks are now available […]

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Using the Feedback Loop to Reduce Comp Claims

The perceived problem I encounter many employers frustrated with at least some of their WorkCover claims. They tell me the claim is the end result of management gripes that have accrued over time. Issues such as questionable sick leave, poor performance, poor relationships with coworkers and more. The manager tried to address these and a WorkCover claim followed. Soon after relationships deteriorated. […]

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Weekly Roundup 22 April 2016

It’s certainly been a big week if you work at Channel 9. The 60 Minutes team was released yesterday amid all sorts of sensational and questionable events. The whole saga is a mess of moral issues. What questions has it brought to your mind? For me, the issue that has persisted with me is the employee/employer relationship […]

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