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Category eight – Injured worker achievement award

This award recognises an individual's successful rehabilitation and stay at/return to work within the past 12 months following a work related injury.

To be eligible you must have had a work related injury compensated under the Queensland workers' compensation scheme, and a successful and sustainable stay at/return to work within the past 12 months.

Entry criteria

(Note: This information is in the online entry form)

View the category eight example entry (PDF, 0.46 MB).

  • Please provide a background of your injury.
  • The Office of Industrial Relations recognises that providing details of your injury may cause unnecessary distress and will accept a submission/report from your insurer or treating provider.
  • How did the injury impact you physically? How did your injury restrict your ability to perform normal tasks?
  • How did the injury impact your ability to perform usual tasks at home?
  • How did the injury impact your mental health?
  • Provide a timeline of your return to work journey
  • What rehabilitation did you participate in as part of your recovery?
  • How active were you in your return to work planning?
  • How did you collaborate with everyone involved in your treatment and return to work planning? Contributes to leadership category eligibility.
  • What motivated you to return to work?
  • What was the main return to work barrier you experience as a result of your injury?
  • How did you overcome this barrier and successfully return to work? Contributes to leadership category eligibility.
  • Did you experience any positive outcomes from returning to work? If so, please list the outcomes and the impact that it had on you.
  • Why did you consider it important to return to work following an injury?
  • Did you acquire any new skills or were you provided with any new opportunities?
  • Did returning to work have any positive impact on your mental health?
  • What advice would you give to another worker who has experienced an injury to inspire them to return to work? Contributes to leadership category eligibility.

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