Have you got a workers compensation plan for returning to work?
As the Victorian government teases us with a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel – it’s time to start thinking about our normal day to day activities; both in relation to your business and your staff.
During COVID19 restrictions, Workers Compensation has been a vital component of each business as it is usually your largest single insurance cost. That said many businesses have struggled with closures, economic downturn and the juggling of the job keeper scheme and various government grants.
As we look to the 2020/21 summer, it is important that we continue to be aware of all aspects of risk. That includes return to work and injury management. Be it the mental health impacts of a year in lockdown, or returning to a normal work roster after months of isolation and working from home: we are anticipating an increase in claims activity across all industries. Even if your workforce is currently stood down, hopefully it will soon enough be full of employees again. The risks will be increased once staff resume duties and the protections Adroit can offer – through our ReWork division – can assist in addressing this challenge.
If you have, are or will be experiencing change in workplace injury and claims activity – be sure to ask your Adroit Risk Adviser about how Adroit may be able to assist navigate these murky waters. As we emerge on the other side of this challenging period, we need to ensure we address any issues as they arise, mitigating the extent of risk to your liabilities and bottom line.
If you would like any further information, or wish to arrange a conversation with an Workers Compensation Injury and Claims professional, don’t hesitate to contact your Risk Adviser today.
Article written by Joe Bisognano, Managing Principal – ReWork Australia.
This article originally appeared on Adroit Insurance & Risk Blog and has been published here with permission.