WRM is an independent organisation. We are not affiliated with any employer, insurer or treatment providers. Our role is to to help you get back to work safely following an injury or illness. Our team are qualified health professionals who can assist you to return to your fullest potential at work.
We will meet with you, either at your workplace or our office. During this hour we will find out from you about your injury, your progress to date and any concerns you may have with your return to work and recovery.
Getting back to work after becoming injured can be a stressful experience. You might have concerns that returning to work too quickly will lead to re-injury. If you can’t return to your original line of work, you might be feeling lost and unsure of what options are available to you.
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Being back at work isn’t just about having a paycheck. When people are working, their lives are better — because they have financial security, they have social connections with work mates. Even more, when you’re back at work, you regain your sense of purpose, accomplishment and contribution. Research shows that work is good for our health and will dramatically improve your quality of life.
We arrange a visit to your workplace to review the work that you usually do as well as the suitable duties your employer has available for you while you recover.
This process is very important in planning your return to work and guides the stages we would need to go through to assist you to return to your normal duties.
A meeting with you and your doctor occurs within a few days of us meeting with you. At this appointment we will discuss with you and your doctor your progress with treatment, your current work ability and hours of work. We will let them know what suitable duties are available.
A return to work plan is discussed and agreed to with you and your doctor and used as a reference for what you can do at work.
Usually the return to work plan is staged to allow you to gradually increase what you are doing at work while you continue to recover. These plans are developed in consultation with you and your doctor and are based on the expected recovery timeframe for your injury.
Anyone can make a referral to a rehabilitation provider as long as there is a need for professional and impartial occupational rehabilitation services. You have the right to choose your own rehabilitation provider and if you wish to exercise that right, you can talk to your claims manager.
We will meet with you and do an assessment to find out more about your skills, previous work experience, your interests and what sort of work you are interested in. We take these things into consideration, as well as your physical capacity, and make recommendations about what jobs you could do.
We will help you develop the skills you need to become a competitive candidate for suitable job options and learn how to apply for and secure a new role. We will help you prepare for interviews and write a resume and cover letters for you.
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