The goal of rehabilitation is to help return injured employees back to safe and sustainable work as quickly as possible.
To help ensure that Department’s employees receive the most effective injury management support, employees who require rehabilitation support, should be referred to an Occupational Rehabilitation Provider (ORP) at the earliest opportunity.
A referral should generally be made to a rehabilitation provider:
In these instances an early referral should be made, even if the employee’s WorkSafe claim has not yet been submitted to CGU Workers Compensation.
The rehabilitation provider’s early involvement and assessment will help ensure that:
If you are uncertain whether an early rehabilitation referral is appropriate, you can call the Department’s WorkSafe Advisory Service on 9637 2441.
For further details refer to the DEECD WorkSafe Management Manual (PDF - 1.0Mb) and the DEECD WorkSafe Policy Guide (PDF - 567Kb).