Suitable duties

If your injury prevents you from returning to your pre-injury job, but you have some capacity to return to work your doctor may advise that you can return to work and undertake suitable alternative duties.

Your case manager or Return to Work Coordinator - in consultation with you, your doctor and your employer - should look for suitable alternative duties in your workplace and prepare a return to work plan to support this.

Your employer is required to make all reasonable efforts to identify suitable alternative duties you can perform in the workplace, and provide the suitable alternative duties described in your return to work plan.

You are expected to actively participate in return to work planning and take all reasonable steps to get back to work as soon as possible.

If you have questions about returning to work with your current employer, please contact your mobile case manager in the first instance or call 13 18 55.