The evidence for recovering at work
We know from research that:
- for most people with a work related injury, time off work is not medically necessary
- an unnecessary delay in returning to work is often associated with delayed recovery - the longer a worker is away from work, the less chance they have of ever returning
- staying active after injury reduces pain symptoms and helps workers return to their usual activities at home and at work sooner
- working helps workers stay active which is an important part of a worker’s treatment and rehabilitation.