Published on 21 September 2018

How rotator cuff syndrome impacts an injured employee's return to work

Do you know your obligations if you suffer a rotator cuff injury at work?

Or if you’re an employer or insurer, the obligations you have as part of your worker’s return to work?

Rotator cuff syndrome is a commonly reported workplace injury and it can affect many people differently, requiring a different approach in an individual’s rehabilitation and return to work.

In 2012 Safe Work Australia indicated 18% of work-related injuries in 2009-10 were due to chronic joint/muscle conditions.

APM WorkCare’s State Manager for Queensland, Ashlyn Dyer, explores the effects of rotator cuff injuries on a worker, employer and other parties in a review published in the 2018 World Safety Journal.

The World Safety Organisation aims to globalise all safety fields, including occupational and environmental safety and health, accident prevention and to share practices, skills and technologies of safety and accident prevention.

WSO’s objective is to protect people, property, resources, and the environment on local, regional, national, and international levels.

You can read Ashlyn’s review - Rotator Cuff Syndrome: Effects, Psychosocial and Return to Work Barriers Impacting the Injured Worker, Employer, Insurer and Family - by downloading the World Safety Journal here.

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