Australia

Workers Compensation and Injury Management

Early Intervention

Early intervention is one of the most critical factors in achieving positive return-to-work outcomes, reducing the impact of injury and illness in the workplace.

Our research shows that the likelihood of a successful return to work diminishes significantly where there are delays in referral.

APM's early intervention program provides:

  • Incident advisory services
  • Proactive communication
  • Fast-track referrals
  • Return-to-work support

To view our Early Intervention Injury Management Service Solution Model, please click here.

Rehabilitation/Return-to-Work Services

APM assists individuals to remain at or return to work after injury or illness.

Our proactive approach and in-depth understanding of the key drivers of success have positioned APM as a preferred provider with many of Australia’s leading organisations.

Our track record and return-to-work rates speak for themselves.

Services include:

  • Initial needs assessments
  • Worksite assessments including review of suitable duties
  • Structured return-to-work planning
  • Medical liaison and case conferences
  • Case management support and guidance

Redeployment

APM has a specialised team of rehabilitation and employment services consultants who focus solely on assisting clients who, for a variety of reasons, are seeking work with a new employer.

Services include:

  • Work trial canvassing
  • Vocational assessment and vocational counselling
  • Effective job search skills training
  • Labour market research
  • Psychometric testing

In some Australian jurisdictions - for example, WorkCover NSW - incentive and assistance programs are available to employers who are able to employ injured workers in suitable paid employment. These clients can be valuable potential employees as they often have significant transferrable skills and on-the-job experience. The employer can be eligible for substantial financial incentives, premium calculation exemptions and protection from further injury under some workcover schemes.

APM can offer employers free assistance with recruitment, training and staff retention. Work trials are a no-risk and obligation-free way of making sure that a potential employee is a "good fit" for your team. All insurances associated with offering a potential employee a work trial are generally covered by the relevant state or territory workcover body.

APM will job-match potential candidates and their resumes will be made available for your review. APM will facilitate the interview, work trial and job-placement process from start to finish. APM can discuss and apply for funding for any relevant training that your employee will require as part of their paid employment position.

Comcare

APM is nationally accredited as an approved vocational rehabilitation provider with Comcare.

APM has developed strong relationships with various government agencies across the country and understands the specific needs of working within the framework of the public sector.

APM is also a preferred provider for a number of large self-insured licensees under the Comcare scheme.

Psychological/Mental Health Support

People with psychological and mental health conditions sometimes require specialised support.

APM's experienced team of injury management consultants and psychologists can tailor interventions and management plans to maximise successful outcomes and to provide support needed in the workplace.

Services include:

  • Employee Assistance Program and counselling
  • Performance management support
  • Conflict resolution
  • Psychometric assessments
  • Stress claim assessment and management