Injury Management

The University of South Australia is a self insured employer under the Return to WorkSA (formerly WorkCover SA) scheme. This means we manage worker's compensation claims and recovery and return to work for our employees in the event they are injured or ill because of their work. Claims are processed internally and do not go to Return to WorkSA.

Our focus is very much on early intervention, as all evidence points to the best outcomes if action is taken early to treat and support injured or ill workers so they can return to their normal duties.

The University has an injury management team who work with employees, their managers, supervisors, doctors and other treating professionals to achieve the return to pre injury status as soon as possible.

The Injury Management Handbook provides employees and their supervisors with all the information they require to guide them through the injury management program, including their rights and responsibilities and what they can expect in support from the University. Any questions should be referred to the injury management team at Safety and Wellbeing.

Injury Management is a coordinated and managed process. In the event of a work related injury, the University will provide effective early intervention, claims management and return to work assistance aimed at supporting injured employees through their period of illness or injury and then promoting optimal recovery and a safe return to pre-injury work (where possible).

Process to follow when an employee is injured in the workplace:

The UniSA Health Medical Clinic has been established to provide acute and preventative health care for staff and students on campus. The Clinic has a range of programs and services and has an online booking system for appointments. 

If you require any advice or information on managing injuries please email the Safety and Wellbeing Team. Injury management procedures and forms can be found in our resources page.