Suitable employment for injured workers: A step by step guide to assessing suitable employment solutions

This worksheet walks you through the process of figuring out what suitable work you can find for your injured worker.
Last updated

Mar 2013

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Word document, 665.5 kB

Document length

3 pages

What it contains

Supporting your worker to remain at or return to work benefits you and your worker. Employers have legal obligations to provide suitable or pre-injury employment to a worker following a work-related injury or illness, and to plan for their return to work. Planning an injured worker’s return to work as soon as possible after the injury can help reduce the impact on your worker and your organisation.

This worksheet is a practical guide that steps you through the process of assessing suitable employment options for your worker. It covers:

  • your obligations
  • what ‘suitable work’ means
  • a 6-step worksheet to help you figure out what will makes sense for your employees and your workplace
  • what to do if you can’t find suitable work.