The core objective of compensation bodies is to facilitate recovery and return to work, but new research suggests that claims processes themselves can significantly impact on these outcomes.  ISCRR helps compensation bodies to understand and address the effect their processes have on claimant recoveries.

Health Effects of Compensation Systems (HECS)

This research analyses the growing theory that compensation processes may actually result in slower recovery and return to work outcomes. Is the so-called 'compensation effect' real?

Long-Term Injury

In Victoria the workers' compensation system provides income benefits for a maximum period of 130 weeks, with the exception of severely injured workers. What happens to the workers who reach this limit?

The Impact of Compensation on Persistent Pain

Most research into persistent pain (also known as "chronic pain") has focused on its associated costs. This project, however, explores the causes that lead to its onset, specifically within a compensation context, to try to reduce its impact.

Client Outcomes

Injury compensation schemes have important objectives to improve the health and return to work of their clients. These projects support injury compensation bodies to effectively measure and assess their clients' outcomes.

Comparing Compensation Policies

Return to Work (RTW) outcomes vary across different compensation systems, largely due to differences in system design. ISCRR's ComPARE Project closely examines all these differences to work out what works and what doesn't.