HealthForce Group have conducted extensive research on national and international systems investigating a small group of long duration workers compensation claims that account for the majority of claims costs in the various schemes worldwide.
This group of claims share similar characteristics which included prior friction or issues before the onset of the work-related injury or illness, and limited to no pathology to support the injury and ongoing incapacity or need for treatment.
Upon analysis, the main reason for the ongoing incapacity relates to factors that exist prior to the work-related injury and that are unrelated to the injury.
One of the pre-injury factors identified in this research that were found to be the cause of ongoing incapacity, were employees who are unengaged and reluctant, or felt trapped to leave their employment voluntarily.
HealthForce Group can provide assistance to mitigate the loss associated with ongoing incapacity or identifying individuals or groups at risk of incurring protracted long duration workers compensation claims.
Contact us to discuss your long duration workers compensation or to obtain further information on pre-injury factors found to contribute to the cause of long duration workers’ compensation.