Many businesses are unsure what to do when they have an employee with a non-work related injury. Common questions that arise include; As an employer, what is my role? Can the injury become a workers compensation claim? Where can I get help?
The festive season is notorious for weight gain. The typical Australian Christmas is often centred around family, friends, eating & drinking. For many of us overindulging goes mostly unnoticed as we are busy socialising with family & friends.
As the end of the year draws closer businesses often have workplace celebrations or parties. Christmas parties, or any business social functions for that matter, can quickly turn from celebration to litigation if not managed carefully.
Employees who operate machinery & equipment as part of their job are at risk of major injury if the correct safety precautions are not taken. There are specific laws for working with machinery & equipment. Recent data from SafeWork NSW highlight risks.
With the increasing shift towards white collar & office based jobs, there has also been an increase in musculoskeletal related work injuries & claims. Dubbed “Sitting Disease” there is distinct correlation between hours seated & risk for disease as well as mortality.
icare recently announced the launch a pilot program trialling the use of an independent panel of medical providers. This initiative is hoped to provide various benefits including decreasing time currently taken to approve injured worker treatments.