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ReturnToWorkSA provides essential support to injured workers to help them return to work and the community. We aim to ensure that early and purposeful action is taken to support workers to realise the health benefits of work.
Our business model is based on face-to-face engagement with our customers and treating practitioners to provide fast, personalised support to help workers recover and return to work and minimise the impact on business.
The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is the independent regulator of three statutory insurance schemes in NSW – workers compensation, compulsory third party (CTP), and home building compensation.
SIRA’s role is to ensure that these schemes are fair, effective, and affordable for policy holders, and deliver support to people who make a claim now, or in the future.
It aims to achieve financially sustainable schemes, affordable premiums, optimal outcomes for injured people, positive customer experiences, and public trust in SIRA and the schemes it regulates.
ABN 19 241 815 442
At icare, we provide insurance and care services to the businesses, people and communities of NSW. Whether a person is injured in the workplace or on our roads, icare supports their needs and helps them return to health and work. We provide workers compensation insurance to more than 329,000 public and private sector employers in NSW and their 3.2 million employees.
In addition, we insure builders and homeowners, provide treatment and long-term care to people severely injured on our roads, and protect more than $266.6 billion of NSW Government assets, including the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, schools and hospitals.
Building futures and protecting what matters – the focus of our company for over 100 years.
It is based on a strong conviction; we are a sustainable and responsible financial services Group that helps our customers, people, shareholders and communities to prosper.
We offer insurance and banking products and services through some of Australia and New Zealand’s most recognised financial brands.
ABN 47 105 207 172
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is Victoria’s government-owned, compulsory third-party insurer providing critical support to people impacted by accidents on our roads.
We are driven by our mission to champion road safety and help those injured get their lives back on track by providing the treatment, services and care they need.
Working closely with our road safety partners we aim to halve road deaths by 2030, and ultimately reach zero deaths and injuries by 2050 to become the safest place in the world for road travel.
WorkSafe ACT was established on 1 July 2020. It is an independent, prescribed Territory authority headed by the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Commissioner who is the Territory’s Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulator.
Regulation of the Workers’ Compensation and Labour hire is also the responsibility of WorkSafe ACT along with a range of licences and permits for individuals under the WHS Act, the Dangerous Substances Act 2004, the Scaffolding and Lifts Act 1912 and the Machinery Act 1949. The Dangerous Substances (Explosives) Regulation 2004 provides for the issuing of licences and/or permits relating to explosives.
WorkSafe ACT achieves its objectives through a combination of compliance and enforcement, awareness raising, education, inspection, and investigation.
EML is an Australian owned personal injury claims management organisation helping people get their lives back for 110 years. Our team of 4,000+ people is committed to the care of more than 85,000 workers across Australia annually.
Through our Mutual Benefits Program, we invest in innovative products, tools and services designed to improve outcomes for employers, injured workers and the communities we support.
Since 2012 the Mutual Benefits Program has invested over $121M into products, research, and services designed to help employers to address workplace health, safety, and injury management challenges.
ABN 67 000 006 486
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) regulates Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance in Queensland to keep premiums affordable and support people injured in motor vehicle accidents.
MAIC is funded by a statutory levy payable with the CTP insurance premium and supports research and initiatives to reduce the incidence and effects of road trauma.
The National Injury Insurance Scheme, Queensland (NIISQ) is a no-fault scheme that provides necessary and reasonable lifetime treatment, care and support to those who sustain eligible serious personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland, on or after 1 July 2016.
MAIC and NIISQ agencies recently combined, recognising the opportunity to be better together strengthening our collective impact by aligning around the injured individuals we exist to serve.
WorkCover Queensland has been providing workers’ compensation insurance in Queensland for more than 25 years to more than 170,000 businesses.
Supporting Queensland workers and businesses is at the heart of everything we do. From customer service and managing claims, to accessing rehabilitation, and making sure employers have insurance in place to protect their workers.
The most important thing for us is keeping Queenslanders working and we understand everyone’s needs are different. We work with each individual to make sure they get the best outcome for their situation.
Allianz has proudly protected Australians for over 100 years.
Our team of experts in Personal Injury operate across the workers compensation, CTP and life insurance spaces, and aim to make a difference to the personal injury sector, including supporting those injured or in ill health, employers, businesses, and communities.
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited.
ABN 15 000 122 850
As Australia’s largest and most trusted multi-line Third Party Claims Administrator, Gallagher Bassett (GB) provides a complete range of claims management and consulting solutions including workers’ compensation, general insurance, self insurance and advisory services.
Drawing on our global network and extensive local resources, we provide customised claim and risk mitigation solutions that improve our clients’ outcomes.
A proud long term supporter of PIEF and recognised expert in personal injury claims management, GB offers clients the ‘best of the best’ in resources, innovation and capability, drawing from our global, national and local experience, providing workers’ compensation, self insurance, return to work and injury management services.
ABN 68 009 778 018
QBE Australia is part of the QBE Insurance Group, an international insurer and reinsurer headquartered in Sydney with offices across all states and territories. At QBE we’re driven by our purpose – enabling a more resilient future – and our vision – to be the most consistent and innovative risk partner.
We provide a broad range of insurance products and risk management solutions to personal, business, corporate and institutional customers. From car and home insurance, to tailored business packages and specialist cover for industries such as aviation and farming.
We don’t simply offer insurance. We’re all about the before and after – helping our customers to protect and prevent against the ‘what ifs’ and being there to support if things go wrong.
ABN 78 003 191 035
CGU is one of Australia’s leading commercial, rural, personal lines and workers compensation insurers. Our ambition is to be the Insurer of choice and create sustainable value for all.
We offer market-leading products and outstanding service nationally, backed by a 165-year heritage and the financial strength that comes from being part of Australia’s largest insurance parent, Insurance Australia Group (IAG).
We have built our brand around our customers and partners and are committed to provide you with the best possible service.
ABN 11 000 016 722
The Insurance Commission of Western Australia is a statutory corporation and Government Trading Enterprise owned by the Western Australian Government.
The Insurance Commission provides motor injury insurance for 1.9 million drivers and 3.1 million vehicles in Western Australia and manages the self-insurance arrangements for 133,000 government employees at 111 agencies for workers’ compensation, property and liability insurance.
Last year, we paid $834 million to individuals, service providers and customers for injury, loss and damage claims. We support claimants with their rehabilitation journey and return to work.
The Insurance Commission also funds research and care innovation projects to improve the independence of its clients, their inclusion in the community and reduce costs.
ABN 29 939 126 359
Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions.
We have the collective experience and expertise of 30,000 colleagues worldwide, with nearly 700 across Australia.
Sedgwick helps manage insurance claims of all types — working closely with Australia’s leading insurers and brokers, as well as property managers, corporates and government agencies.
As one of the world’s largest providers of workers compensation services, Sedgwick has a team of nearly 5,000 workers compensation and injury management specialists in seven countries — managing a portfolio of more than 35 million claims.
WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers – as the state’s health and safety regulator and the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme.
In both capacities, employers and workers are at the heart of our service. Our aim is to keep all workplaces healthy and safe, and to deliver high quality care and treatment when workers are injured.
WorkSafe are proud to support the Personal Injury and Disability Management National Conference to help promote and showcase industry best practice.
ABN 90 296 467 627
DXC Technology supports people when encountering accidents, disease, and natural disasters through our substantial insurance focus, coupled with our innovation and technology. With over 50 years of insurance industry experience, we help insurers digitise the claimant experience.
DXC aims to deliver enhanced capability, performance, and compliance and provide an improved claims management experience for injured workers and their employers. Our dedicated teams help injured workers recover and return to work sooner.
ABN 18 008 476 944
Comcare is the government regulator, workers’ compensation insurer, claims manager and scheme administrator. Through our role, we work with employees and other workers, employers, service providers and other organisations to:
• minimise the impact of harm in the workplace
• improve recovery at work and return to work
• promote the health benefits of good work
We collaborate and partner with other schemes and organisations on research and innovative projects that improve outcomes.
More information about Comcare go to comcare.gov.au or call us on 1300 366 979.
Hall & Wilcox is a firm of more than 1000 people nationally, including over 120 partners.
With a history of over 100 years, which started in insurance litigation, we have a deep understanding and commitment to the Australian insurance markets. We are a leading independent business law firm with more than 45 of our partners and close to 230 of our lawyers practicing in insurance with one of the largest workers compensation practices in the country.
We have national capability with a strong local focus. We have offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, and Darwin.
FINEOS is a leading provider of core systems for life, accident and health insurers globally with 7 of the 10 largest employee benefits insurers in the U.S. as well as a 70% market share of group insurance in Australia. With employees and offices throughout the world, FINEOS continues to work with innovative, progressive insurers in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.
The FINEOS Platform is the only purpose-built, end-to-end SaaS insurance solution for the life, accident and health market. FINEOS AdminSuite delivers industry-leading capabilities across core administration including absence management, billing, claims, payments, policy administration, provider management and new business and underwriting; all are configurable to operate independently or as one suite. The machine learning-enabled FINEOS Engage solution delivers people-first digital engagement pathways and the FINEOS Insight solution provides predictive analytics and reporting across the business.
For more information, visit the link below.
Acumen Health is a national provider of Workplace Rehabilitation services, established in NSW in 2003, and today have over 300 staff nationally.
Acumen Health provides rehabilitation and return to work services to workers compensation insurers and agents, employers, compulsory third-party insurers, life insurers, and agencies of the commonwealth government across all states and territories in Australia.
Beneficent is a boutique provider founded on the ethos of “doing good”, assisting clients to restore, life, career and dignity.
We are passionate about assisting people to move forward positively, manage the negative emotions that come with injury, illness and disability and move forward to lead their best life. We strongly support the health benefits of good work for all.
We are an Australian privately owned business committed to supporting local people and business.
To achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients we individualise our approach, being committed to client centred services; no two people are the same, and neither is their path to recovery.
Haylo People are experts in Personal Injury and Insurance recruitment. Partnering with businesses to provide a full suite of recruitment, consulting and onsite talent acquisition services, Haylo finds the right people to enable organisations to grow and teams to thrive.
At Haylo we understand our client’s needs, after all we’ve been there too. With experience that includes Agency Recruitment, Human Resources, Internal Recruitment, Employee Engagement and RPO/MSP, our expert consultants have a proven ability to consistently deliver for Personal Injury and Insurance teams.
KINNECT is an independent, privately owned rehabilitation provider delivering innovative, tailored solutions of the highest quality to injured people and organisations across Australia. With more than 26 years of experience providing client centred rehabilitation services, we have an intimate understanding of the challenges faced by individuals recovering from injury.
Our passionate teams of Rehabilitation Consultants, with support of our Occupational Physicians, are firm believers in a holistic approach to recovery by providing the right support at the right time. We are committed to our Core Values of Highly Skilled, Happy People, Creating Sustainable Value.
ABN 31 114 691 860
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Work Rehab is a workplace rehabilitation provider that has been assisting Australians to return to work and be safe at work since 2011.
We are all about the greatest asset in business – people. We assist people to return to work, transition to different careers and workplaces and support people with wellness at work.
Our passionate allied health professionals specialise in the complex needs of workers following injury or illness. We offer a client-centred, proactive and holistic approach to rehabilitation.
Work Rehab provide workplace rehabilitation services for all state-based workers’ compensation schemes, Comcare, Department of Veterans Affairs, Self-Insured Employers, Income Protection, Life Insurance and CTP Insurance.
Allied Universal Compliance and Investigations has been providing leading edge investigative solutions since 1988. Our core strategy is centred around helping our insurance customers ‘make the right decisions’.
With an unrivalled geographical footprint and first-hand experience of key risk issues facing businesses, we are the preferred investigations partner and advisor for organisations around the globe.
Our contemporary strategy is focused on enabling more accurate decision making through technology-led next level risk insight.
We help our insurance customers meet their corporate and social responsibilities by supporting: strong claim outcomes; a better customer experience; reduced claim lifecycles; enhanced risk identification; and improved environmental sustainability.
EMP Onsite are a national provider of proven injury prevention and injury management programs and services delivered by experienced health professionals. EMP Onsite provides Injury Prevention and Injury Management Programs to protect people and assist organisations to effectively manage and mitigate OH&S risk.
The results we consistently deliver are a direct result of our proven approach, the integrated use of EMP Wearable Technology and our staff of experienced qualified health professionals. National coverage, and experience working across key industry verticals and job functions, means that we work as a trusted partner to our clients and we are proud of the long-term relationships that we have built.
We consistently deliver measurable ROI such as 30% reductions in Workers’ Compensation premiums and decreasesin LTI’s while improving the health, safety, wellbeing and performance of people as we build a positive safety culture within organisations.
Honeysuckle Health is a health services company creating better pathways to better health.
With data-driven insights, Honeysuckle Health understand their customers’ current and future health needs, helping them to prevent and manage disease risk and make better treatment decisions.
Honeysuckle Health strives to deliver better health outcomes for customers, individuals, and the entire community, through the delivery of their telephonic and digital health programs, health services buying group, healthcare provider network access and contracting services, and healthcare analytics services.
Lawson are an Australian owned business, offering claims management and work health safety services for medium and large employers across the country.
Our claims management services extend from prevention, early intervention, complex determination to formal dispute management and financial recovery advice. Lawson pride ourselves on delivering a truly personalised service with the support of strong back-office disciplines.
We design and implement solutions in collaboration with clients and provide the tools to enhance internal capability and measure success.
Our people are trusted because we provide fair and equitable advice and management. And, we deliver.
mlcoa is the largest provider of independent medical opinions in Australia. Covering every major medical specialty, our team has more than 35 years’ experience in delivering medical assessment services.
Our specialists provide trusted, independent and evidence-based opinions to enable the optimal management of your clients’ medical conditions. This insightful advice helps to inform reliable decision-making around an individual’s rehabilitation, recovery and return to work options.
We have the size and agility to be where you need us most, with permanent consulting suites in each Australian capital city, as well as over 70 key metropolitan and regional locations, and a growing international network.
Rehab Management (part of the Arriba Group of companies) has over 25 years’ experience delivering evidence-based workplace rehabilitation, health and wellbeing solutions.
Our multidisciplinary team deliver best in class, client-centric, tailored services with innovation and collaboration sitting at the heart of our service delivery.
With Rehab Management, you can partner with confidence.
Altius Group is a leading integrated workplace health and wellbeing organisation. Founded in 2001 with the vision to bring high-quality and compassionate occupational rehabilitation services into the market to improve lives displaced by injury, they’ve branched out to cover three tiers of services including Workplace Services, People and Employee Services, and Disability Services – still driven by a single goal: to elevate the wellbeing of people, workplaces and communities.
Delivering occupational rehabilitation services through Rehabilitation Services By Altius, Nabenet, and AMS Consulting, and in addition navigating the complex and varied nature of injuries, mental health, work and home environments, disability, and personal injury schemes – is what Altius Group do best.
Altius Group brings together a diverse team of experts, including occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, disability and vocational specialists, as well as clinical and organisational psychologists. With a national presence and offices across 70 locations, their extensive breadth of service offerings enables them to provide end to end solutions for all workplace health and wellbeing challenges.
FPES is a dynamic organisation specialising in both pre-employment screening and early intervention/RTW services and is led by one of the world’s foremost musculoskeletal experts Dr Martin Raftery.
Working across several sectors over the past 30 years, Dr Raftery has focused on adopting sports medicine philosophies and adapting these into the workplace environment. This approach has led to the development of innovative evidence-based programs, resulting in continued reduced workers compensation costs for our clients.
We pride ourselves on listening to each individual client and tailoring our programs to fit efficiently within each organisation.
IPAR is Australia’s largest workplace rehabilitation provider with 55 permanent offices across every state and territory. Our team of 450 allied health and support professionals design and deliver innovative solutions to help thousands of people every year to be safe and productive at work. If injury or illness does occur, we support people to return to health, wellbeing and work, which benefits our clients, their families, businesses and the community.
Organisations partner with IPAR for:
· Evidence-based injury prevention and ergonomic programs
· Client-centric rehabilitation and recovery at work programs
· Understanding, preventing and managing mental health issues
· Transitioning workers from one employment type to another
Medilaw Group is one of Australia’s largest National IME providers, consisting of Medilaw on the east coast and central Australia and Next Health on the west coast.
Created to bring choice to the specialist medical opinion market in Australia, with more than 440 IME consultants extending across 45+ specialties, each quality-focused brand represents a carefully recruited cohort of medical specialists with the skill and expertise to cover every medical opinion required.
Navigator Group is Australia’s leading healthcare innovator. Our purpose is to deliver superior patient outcomes through evidence based programs.
We leverage data and technology to personalise the healthcare process, empower our patients in their recovery and reduce costs for organisations and the schemes we operate within. Our services span across all personal injury schemes and include support for both the physical and psychological aspects of compensable injuries.
Our vision is to transform healthcare by providing innovative solutions and exceptional care that empowers individuals to live healthier lives.
Shoulder injuries are on the rise making up 20% of all serious claims. Surgery is often prescribed however mixed outcomes are common and lower success in WC patients is reported.
The REGENETEN* Bioinductive Implant is an advanced healing solution for biological enhancement and tendon regeneration across all rotator cuff tear types.
The goal of REGENETEN is to stimulate the body’s own natural healing response, induce new tendon-like tissue growth and disrupt rotator cuff disease progression. We are seeing evidence both globally and in Australia that patients and injured workers are benefiting from the biological healing boost Regeneten is giving. The innovation of such biological technology is significantly improving patient outcomes as well as productivity and overall wellbeing. Pleasingly data shows it is cost effective while sustaining better outcomes over time.
Identifying technologies like Regeneten can be largely impactful to the healthcare sector. Critically evolving best practice treatment while innovating the care pathways to drive cost savings while expanding patient capability into the future.
Talk to us about our education and development plans to reduce the growing cost and societal impact of shoulder injuries in Australia.