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Injured Worker Rights & Responsibilities

Questions and Answers

What are my rights as an injured worker?

Injured workers have a legal right to:

  • Choose their treatment providers, including nominated treating doctors, medical specialists and rehabilitation providers
  • Participate in the development of a return to work plan
  • Participate and be consulted regarding the injury management plan
  • Be treated with dignity and respect

What are my responsibilities as an injured worker?

Injured workers are responsible for:

  • Co-operating and complying with the injury management plan and return to work plan
  • Communicating regularly with the employer and insurer about their situation and notifying them of any changes to their condition or employment status
  • Attending medical appointments with treatment providers including rehabilitation providers
  • Attending medical appointments arranged by the insurer