Injury, Safety & RTW

Ill & injured; Return-to work; WHS; Mental health risks; Medical incapacity; Case law updates

What rights do employers have to request further medical evidence from their employees?

When can employers lawfully direct an employee to provided further medical evidence is often one of the key questions when managing ill or injured employees. This is a difficult issue for employers to grapple with because, like many employment issues, the answer is – ‘it depends’.

3 important lessons in managing ill & injured employees where mental health issues are present

ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – In this insightful video, David Cross from Norton Rose Fulbright shares 3 important lessons to remember when faced with the difficulties of managing ill & injured employees where mental health issues are present. These lessons are crucial, given the vast legal issues at stake when mishandling ill & injured employees.

Psychological injuries: Is it the most costly and complex type of worker’s comp claim?

Moray & Agnew Partner, Fiona King, tells us in this exclusive interview that whilst there are “fewer psychological injury claims when compared with claims stemming from physical injuries… the cost of those psychological injury claims is disproportionately high.” Read more about other trends in the worker’s comp space.

Top 4 practical employment law myths busted

Nicole Dunn of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers provides us with another practical article! This time, she tells us that “it’s not uncommon that we encounter an employer at the wrong end of a claim because they’ve bought into an “employment law myth” so we’ve busted a few employment myths”.

Stress

Psychological vs physical safety – Understanding psychosocial risks at work

Is your organisation adopting the right strategies to be truly effective at reducing stress and increasing wellbeing for all employees? The modern workplace is becoming increasingly stressful for many people. It is characterised by high workloads, employees being bombarded with emails, texts and calls, people rushing from one meeting to the next and poor work/life balance with mobile phones glued to our hands.