Understanding return to work in MSD claims versus psychological injuries, for younger workers versus older workers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Dr. Peter Smith
Institute for Work & Health (IWH)

What are the unique return-to-work challenges facing injured workers at the age of 55 and older? What about the challenges facing those with psychological injuries? Drawing on preliminary findings from a large-scale longitudinal cohort study in Victoria, Australia, IWH Senior Scientist Dr. Peter Smith discusses the differences in return-to-work by age group and by type of injuryand the implications for workers' compensation systems that were designed for worker demographics and work injuries that were very different from today's.

Understanding return to work in MSD claims versus psychological injuries, Sep 29, 2015