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Workplace injuries bleeding economy

By: Adam Creighton
18 February, 2014

Australian businesses could save themselves and the economy up to $30 billion a year if they acted sooner to help injured workers get back in the workforce, according to a recent study.

Konekt, an Australian company that helps rehabilitate injured workers, says the annual total cost of workplace injuries -- including forgone salaries, legal and administration costs -- at about $60bn, or 4.8 per cent of GDP, could be cut by between a third and a half with better case management.

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Source: The Australian

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