The types of injuries employees can face in the workplace range from minor scrapes and cuts to long-term diseases and even death. During your employment, you may suffer physical or psychological injury. Seek medical treatment immediately if required. Determining what the damage is, when, why and how it occurred are necessary first steps in receiving workers compensation.
Physical injuries in the workplace may include cuts, burns, penetrating wounds and broken bones. Psychological and psychiatric injuries—while not visible—should be taken just as seriously. These can include conditions such as Depression, Anxiety and PTSD.
Workers in high-risk industries such as agriculture, construction and coal mining should be aware of the risks of contracting a disease. Diseases contracted in these workplaces may include Q-fever asbestosis, silicosis and more.
At Eli Waters Medical Centre, we’re passionate about occupational health. Visit our Fraser Coast practices for pre-employment medicals, coal board medicals, rail worker safety medicals and workers compensation management.
At Eli Waters Medical Centre, we believe prevention is always better than cure. Across Australia, we should encourage all companies, big and small, to be proactive about workplace health and safety and implement preventive strategies.
As an employer, it is essential to create a safe working environment for all staff. You can do this by:
Do you feel ready to return to work following your workplace injury or illness? That’s great! However, before you can safely return to the workplace, we will conduct a return-to-work assessment to evaluate your progress and determine whether you can meet the requirements of your position without risking re-injury.
During your return-to-work assessment, we will assess your load lifting capacity, grip strength and flexibility. In some cases, our medical professionals may recommend that you return to work under specific limitations—such as only completing light duties or performing duties sitting down.
Our team of doctors are here to support and guide you through your transition back to work. We issue patients with a work clearance certificate to give employers complete confidence that their employees are fit to work again.