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Return to Work Case Studies

Return to Work Case Studies

Successful Return to Work Stories

Returning to work after an injury can reduce the emotional and financial impact on workers and also assist in their recovery. A well planned return to work strategy and the right support is crucial.

The following Case Studies outline successful return to work stories, after an injury.


Sheet metal worker overcomes physical and emotional challenges

A young man sustained a serious injury to his dominant right hand when it became caught underneath the stamping press he was operating. Unfortunately he had two fingers amputated and skin grafts on the palm of his hand.

It was initially thought he would be unable to return to his apprenticeship as a sheet metal worker, but with a great deal of support, and determination a successful outcome was achieved.

Read the full case study here.

Good to get back – Anthony’s story

Something as simple as lowering a patient on a stretcher left Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic Anthony Windle with a lower back injury and incapacitated for work.

Sheer determination, as well as a program involved of physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and gym program allowed Anthony to recover and to return to the job he loves.

Check out Anthony’s short film where he talks about the relief of being “could be part of the crew again” at the Warwick ambulance station.

Read the full case study here.

A will to work – Clinton Benson’s story

After an accident on site left him with major crush injuries to his head and upper body, Clinton Benson was lucky to survive. However following multiple surgeries and a lengthy recovery period, he began a return to work program with the support of Work Cover QLD.

Check out Clinton’s video below or Read the full case study here.


ASLS’ Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator Course (RRTWC) provides participants with a foundation to manage claims and address the necessary skills and knowledge for managing the rehabilitation and early return to work, of injured workers at the workplace.

Find out more.



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