Improving return to work outcomes for mental injuries/secondary mental injuries and support for employers

A webinar with Lucas Kowalski (WorkSafe) and Daniel Zeina (Rehab Management).
Date and time

Friday 29 Oct 2021 at 10.30am to 11.15am

Location

Webinar (online event)

Event details

This session will outline the support programs and resources available for employers to guide recovery and return to work outcomes for injured workers.

In particular:

  • the role of a mental injury specialist
  • mobile case management
  • facilitated discussion
  • Original Employer Services and New Employer Services
  • retraining
  • provisional payments

Presenters

  • Lucas Kowalski
  • Daniel Zeina
Lucas Kowalski

Lucas Kowalski - Return to Work Manager, WorkSafe Victoria

Lucas Kowalski joined WorkSafe in July 2018 after 10 years in various roles across Claims Management, RTW and Customer Service. Lucas delivered a number of programs of work whilst at an Agent with a focus on early, safe and sustainable RTW outcomes supported by a high level of customer service for injured workers and employers. At WorkSafe Lucas collaborates closely with the occupational rehabilitation provider panel and Agents on recovery and return to work support services for injured workers and employers.

Daniel Zeina

Daniel Zeina - Group State Manager, Rehab Management

Daniel Zeina is the Group State Manager for VIC and SA at Rehab Management. He is an accredited Exercise Physiologist and has over 8 years' experience in workplace rehabilitation service delivery across a range of frameworks including VIC, NSW and SA Workers compensation, TAC/CTP, Comcare, DVA, ADF and Life Insurance.  Daniel currently oversees an operation of 70 team members managing approximately 2000 cases with physical and/or mental health injuries. He is a subject matter expert in medico legal assessments, he designs, implements and manages the operation of Health and Wellbeing services with several company partners across the nation. He is Head of Medical Department at a National Premier League Football club.

He is also an occasional presenter at Victoria University in Occupational Rehabilitation as part of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology course.