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The power of a phone call - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

The power of a phone call

This worker’s situation is proof that sometimes one phone call can be all it takes to make or break a person’s day or even recovery. Read more...

Positive culture leads to positive outcome - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Positive culture leads to positive outcome

In the case of worker Georgina Lacey and her employer Knights Laundry, regular contact was the key in achieving a return to work after a repetitive stress injury. Read more...

Return to work one step at a time - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Return to work one step at a time

A Queensland Health home care worker was able to stay focused on her recovery during rounds of medical and counselling appointments by only thinking about “the next two weeks”. Read more...

Shifting careers can help workers return to work - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Shifting careers can help workers return to work

Turning to a completely different job and industry is sometimes needed for workers with injuries that prevent them from ever returning to their pre-injury role, as this case study shows. Read more...

Retail assistant returns to work with host employer - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Retail assistant returns to work with host employer

An injured retail assistant was able to recover at work, thanks to a placement offered by a host employer. Read more...

Host employment results in return to work - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Host employment results in return to work

A service station operator secured a new job at Bunnings after recovering from a motorcycle accident on his way home from work. Read more...

Injured worker motivates others to return to work - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Injured worker motivates others to return to work

When a 35 year old truck driver sustained serious injuries in a truck rollover, he used his experience and motivation to return to work to inspire other injured workers to want to get back to work. Read more...

Desire overcomes physical and emotional challenges - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Desire overcomes physical and emotional challenges

When a worker has a strong desire to continue down their chosen career path, sometimes a serious injury is just a small bump in the road, rather than a complete road block. Read more...

Great worker/employer relationship delivers results - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Great worker/employer relationship delivers results

When 57 year old Malcolm Locker, a concrete truck driver at Hymix, a subsidiary of Hanson Construction Pty Ltd, injured himself at work, not once, but twice, he was worried after his second injury that he wouldn’t have a job to return to. But, the great relationship between him and his employer resulted in a successful return to work. Read more...

Support on the road to recovery - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Support on the road to recovery

A hard road to recovery is made easier by an open line of communication between an injured worker and an employer. Read more...

Building up to full return to work after injury - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Building up to full return to work after injury

In this case study, 38 year old carpenter Mark Tunnicliff, made a full return to work after a lengthy rehabilitation, and has recently received a Quiet Achiever Award from his employer. Read more...

Working together on a return to work - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Working together on a return to work

A community support agency worker who was injured on the way to work was able to return with the help of employer support and a positive attitude. Read more...

Return to work plan: a perfect fit - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Return to work plan: a perfect fit

Shoe store manager Evelyn worked together with her employer Jo Mercer, doctor and WorkCover to find a way to get back to the job she loves after sustaining an injury. Read more...

Open mind and positive attitude yield results - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Open mind and positive attitude yield results

An open mind, regular communication and flexibility all added up to a successful return to work and better health for Maryborough Base Hospital nurse Stanley Pidgeon. Read more...

Don’t let a major injury change your life - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Don’t let a major injury change your life

When 17 year old Blair Bongers lost some of his fingers in a workplace accident, he was determined that it wouldn’t stop him from achieving his goals, or having a positive attitude to life. Read more...

Injured worker back to work after near fatal car accident - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Injured worker back to work after near fatal car accident

When a near fatal motor vehicle accident sidelined this kitchen worker, hospitalising him for three months, the road to recovery was always going to be lengthy. But in this case, extra assistance from health care providers, a positive return to work experience and good pain management education has helped this worker get back to work. Read more...

From fighting injury to fighting fires - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

From fighting injury to fighting fires

When former IT technician Matthew Ashby had a serious motor bike accident, his life was turned upside down. But, thanks to the power of positive thinking, he overcame significant obstacles to realise his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter. Read more...

Suitable duties help burns victim return to work - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Suitable duties help burns victim return to work

This case study is an inspiration to employers and workers in the agriculture industry. Here we have a supportive employer, a suitable duties program, and a strong desire from a seriously injured worker to return to work. Read more...

Speedy return to work for shipping services worker - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Speedy return to work for shipping services worker

From speed boat racer to speedy recovery from work injury…doing things quickly comes second nature to 55 year old Ross Willaton. He returned to work just six weeks after back surgery. Read more...

You drive your rehabilitation - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

You drive your rehabilitation

“Get involved in rehab. Take the initiative. You drive your rehabilitation.” That’s the message from 64 year old truck driver Bob Cuthel, who returned to full duties as a truck driver at Bundaberg based Lindsay Brothers just six weeks after a major shoulder operation. Read more...

Back on the road - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Back on the road

With the support of his employer and by having the right attitude, Len Parsons successfully got back on the road as a truck driver and returned to the job he loves. Read more...

Proactive partnership: WorkCover and Queensland Police Service - WorkCover Queensland Case Studies

Proactive partnership: WorkCover and Queensland Police Service

WorkCover has been working with Queensland Police Service to improve return to work (RTW) outcomes. Read more...

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01 July 2015

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There's nothing like getting back for getting better

Workers who get back to safe work as soon as possible recover more quickly than those who wait until they are fully recovered.

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There's nothing like getting back for getting better