The importance of employer involvement

Return to WorkSA provides insurance that protects South Australian wine businesses and their workers in the event of a work injury. The insurance cover is designed to protect wine business owners from the full cost of work injuries, and, in turn, provides financial support to cover workers' wages, reasonable medical treatment and return to work services to people who have been injured at work.

The return to work of injured workers is a central feature of the recovery and return to work system in SA. It is underpinned by the principle that the workplace, and not a medical institution or the home, is often the most appropriate and effective place to promote the recovery of the majority of injured workers.

All parties at the workplace have a social and economic interest in making sure that workers return to work safely as soon as possible following a work-related injury or illness. For these reasons, it is crucial for businesses to have in place an effective and efficient process for managing work related injury claims.