What can I do for myself to adjust to my disability?

If you are suffering from an injury caused, or made worse by, your job, and you want to return to work, the essential questions you need to ask are:

  • Can you return to your old job, without any adjustments?
  • Can you return to your old job with minor changes to your working hours or duties, perhaps for a short time?
  • Can you do your old job if significant changes are made to your workload, or where and how you work?
  • Do you need to transfer to suitable alternative employment?
Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.