It may come as a surprise but the Victorian Aged care Industry has the highest percentage of workplace injury claims in Victorian according to the major insurers.
However, unlike many of the cases in other industries such as construction and manufacturing the Injuries claimed for in the Aged Care industry are of a chronic nature and are often carried into the most recent workplace from previous employment.
Unfortunately for Aged Care Facilities due to the current WorkCover system in Australia, the most recent employer of the injured employee will have to take on the burden of administering & managing any claims made by employees on their pay roll at the time of the claim.
With this in mind Aged Care facilities need to be fully aware of their OHS obligations towards their employees and ensure every workplace risk management control is considered and put in place where practicable.
Posted By: Cathal Uniacke – firstname.lastname@example.org