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Identifying suitable duties

Having suitable duties available is important to support an injured worker's return to work. An injured worker may need to begin with alternative duties and include more tasks as their capacity for work changes. WorkCover works with all parties, including the treating medical provider, employer, allied health provider and worker to ensure everyone is aware of where the worker is with their rehabilitation and stay at, or return to work.

The below list offers some job task analyses for particular roles to help facilitate and develop a suitable duties plan for injured workers.

The return to work checklists and plans can be given to the worker's treating medical practitioner to help them identify opportunities for their patient to return to work safely.