Managing Injured Workers with Psychological Injuries

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What do you do as an employer when you are confronted with an employee with a psychological injury? It’s no good burying your head in the sand, hoping it will go away or that they will up and leave!
The steps employers should take at the first sight of a psychological injury are quite simple, but too often overlooked.
Whether the injury is work-related or not, a sensible and unemotional response is what is required.
Taking the right steps will quickly help you identify the cases that are work-related, not work-related, genuinely unwell, and the ones that are over-exaggerating symptoms, whether it’s for personal or secondary gain.

Recorded March 2017

Product Description

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Tips on what training could be offered to your managers on the front line to assist you in managing these issues
  • Tips on recognizing the signs
  • Practical Steps to take when either notified or a psychological condition comes to your attention
  • Review of policies and whether they are adequate to deal with and manage these issues
  • Risk minimisation


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About your Speaker

Rachael is a Partner in the Holman Webb Workplace Relations group and has nearly 20 years’ experience in employment and workers compensation. She has assisted many businesses and corporations manage their workplace relations and has particular experience in advising and providing services across industries including: Aged care, local government, financial institutions, infrastructure, labour hire, food, hospitality and construction.

Rachael specialises in workers compensation litigation with an emphasis on workers compensation and work injury damages claims.  She has particular expertise in psychological injury cases that involve allegations of bullying and harassment and arising from performance management and or disciplinary processes.

Rachael’s practice also includes managing disciplinary and performance processes as well as investigations into misconduct and the process of termination for junior and senior staff, work health safety breaches – from investigation through to prosecution and conviction and managing employment matters which involve multiple claims such as workers compensation, bullying and harassment, adverse action and/or unfair dismissal or breach of contract.

Rachael previously acted as a prosecutor for the WorkCover Authority of NSW and the NSW Food Authority for over 14 years.

She is a member of the NSW Law Society; the NSW Equal Employment Opportunity Practitioners Association; Women Lawyers Association; Sydney Law Society; and Member of the Appeals Panel of Netball NSW

Further Information

This one hour seminar = 1 CPD unit for one fee earner only. Please contact us if you require other fee earners in your firm to watch and record this a part of their CPD requirements (additional charges will apply).

If you have any questions, please call 1300 273 463 or email

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