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Stressed workers deal without compensation

Australian workers who suffer psychological injuries at work are less likely to claim workers’ compensation for GP visits than those who sustain physical injuries, a new study has shown.

The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research Centre (ISCRR) study shows 22 per cent of patients from more than 400,000 GP consultations across Australia didn’t make compensation claims even though their injuries were work-related.

ISCRR head research officer Dr Alex Collie says stigma could be discouraging workers from making claims.

The ISCRR is a joint research initiative of Monash University, the University of Sydney, Worksafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission.

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